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George N. Seidlek. 
Charles May. 

JBSrWill Remove to our New Block on Pearl Street, near the corner of 
Ford Street, about May 1st. Special Prices before Removal. 

(From the Hartford Font.) 
A HdiIH Furniture House. 

Among the steadily progressive and prosperous business firms in Hert- 
ford there is none more conspicuous or deserving than that of Messrs. 
Seidler <fc May, the well-known furniture manufacturers and dealers on 
Ford Street. They have long been in business al the present old stand' 
where they have built up a trade and a reputation which is probably 
second to no other of its kind in Connecticut. The proprietors are gen- 
tlemen in the best sense, their goods always prove to be precisely a- rep 
resented, they keep thoroughly up with the market in styles and designs, 
and their prices are always reasonable. Their establishment is extensive 

and they carry in stock everything that may be required for the complete 
furnishing of dwellings, offices, and public buildings. Their manufactory 
has facilities for'supplying specialties to order at the shortest notice, and 
they employ in this department skilled workmen to whom may be profita- 
bly entrusted the most delicate or elaborate article of cabinet architect- 
ure. It is a pleasure to be able thus truthfully to speak a word in com- 
mendation of an honorable firm, and to publicly record their prosperity. 
Seidler & May are erecting for their own use and occupancy a fine new 
block on Pearl Street, a few rods from their present location, to which they 
expect to remove about May first. When completed it will probably be 
the finest furniture warehouse in the State, if not in New England. It is 
but reasonable to presume that the new establishment will be head- 
quarters for the best furniture trade of the commonwealth. 






CASH CAPITAL, - S4.000.0C0.C0 

Reserve for Re-Insurance (Fire), - 172261-iZ" 

(Inland), 37.592.93 

Reserve for Unpaid Losses (Fire), - - - 201 594 66 

(Inland), -----.. - 

Other Claims, 58.72 1 

Net Surplus, 2.964.490.55 

TOTAL ASSETS, January 1, 1885, 


LUCIUS J. HENDEE, President 

JOTHAM GOODNOW, Secretary. WM. B. CLARK. :it Seer- 

What the Newspapers Say of the i^TNA 

{From the Hartford Post.) 
The iEtnu IaisuraBBce Company. 

It is scarcely necessary to call attention to the 
conspicuous statement of the JEtna Insurance 
Company promulgated the first of the new year. 
The public generally, throughout the country, 
look for the annual statement of this great com- 
pany with something of the interest which at- 
taches to the annual reports of the Secretary of 
the national treasury ; for its stock is held not 
only in Hartford and other portions of Conine 
ticut, but also in New York, Massachusetts, 
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, California, Virginia, 
Michigan, Alabama, Maine, Vermont, Kentucky. 
Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Delaware, Rhode 
Island, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Maryland, 
South Carolina, New Jersey, Montana, the Dis- 
trict of Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Que- 
bec, London, and Paris. Its business is in every 
State in the Union, and in pretty much every 
civilized country on the lace of the globe. Us 
capital is larger by a million dollars than any 
other fire company in the country, and the pro- 
tection which it affords to its policy-holders is as 
nearly absolute as anything appertaining to hu- 
man instrumentality possibly can be. Its divi- 

dends, paid with the regularity of tl 

go into eight] live towns and cities ofCoi 

Rent, and among twenty-four States of the Union. 

Its assets approach ten millions of ilolli - 

net surplus is about three million*, and the toeae* muulty 

which it has paid during the -■ 

its existence, exceed the enorm 

fifty-seven millions ! Fact- and tlgun-s like 

convoy a lair impression of I lie adamant I 

lidity ol' ihis "leading lire in-mrai 

of America." while they .•: 

measure tor the universal pubic ronfli 

which reposes in this institution as iu . 

uo other of the kind on this i i 


{Firm thi .'■ 

The Etna iiMiramo * <» mi |>.i ii > 

Entrenched behind its millions, the 
complete protection to the Insured, and it 
was stronger than it is to-daj 
of honorably-paid losses roach' - 
six years, and during that time it has |*id 
Insured $57,800,000 it 
the time of the Boston and C 

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Thirty-Fourth Annual Statement 


Phoenix Mutual 

Life Insurance Company, 


ASSETS, January 1, 1885. 

Loans on First Mortgages on Real Estate, 


Real Estate unencumbered, ..... 


Premium Notes on Policies in force, .... 


United States Bonds, ...... 


< ity, Municipal, and Railroad Bonds, .... 


Bank Stocks. ....... 


Loan on Collateral, ...... 


Cash on hand and in Bank, ..... 



Add : 

Market Value of Stocks and Bonds over cost, . 


Interest accrued and due on Mortgages, 


Deferred and Outstanding Premiums, .... 



Gross Assets, January 1, 1885, 

. $10,551,255.83 



Reserve on Policies in force at four per cent, interest (Conn, an 


Mass. standard), ..... 


Claims by Death outstanding, ...... 


Premiums paid in advance. ..... 


Loading on deferred and outstanding Premiums, 


Contingent reserve on policy account, .... 


! reserve, ...... 



Surplus at 4 per cent. (Conn, and Mass. Standard) 



Surplus at 4^ per cent. (New York Standard), 




Boson Fbssenden, Presidenl Hartford Hospital. 
George \\ . Moore, Presidenl Mechanics Savings Bank. 
Newtob Case, Pres'1 The Case, LockwoodA Brainard Co. 
A-aroh C. Goodman, Prea'l Phoenix .Mutual Life Ins. Co. 

Joha. 15. Bi n< i.. Vice Pres'1 Phoenix .Mutual Lite [j 

CHARLES S. Goodwin, Merchant, 279 Main St., Hartford. 
Drayton Hillyek, Pres't Hartford Engineering Co. 
James Nichols, Secretary National Fire Insurance Co. 
John C. Parsons, Vice-Pres't Hartford Soc'y for Savings. 
John .M. Holcombe, Sec'y Phoenix Mutual Life Ins. Co. 

RICHARD F. Goodman, Editor, Newton, N. J. 


^V^PLOIsT O. Gr-OOTDiMI^lNT, President. 

JONATHAN B. BUNCE, Vice-President. JOHN M. H0L00MBE, Secretary. 





Assets, January 1, 1885, 
Total Losses Paid, - 





Cash Capital, - $2,000,000.00 

Reserve for Unadjusted JLosses, - ' 2 ~> ~ ,608.~ B 

Reserve for Re -insurance, 

ISTet Snrprus, ------ 

Surplus as to Rolicy -holders, 

: : 2,68*3 .1 9 
2,1 ; 2,68'J .1 9 

We invite attention to the above figures, as evidence of the protection affoi 

by a Policy in the Phcenix. 









H. KELLOGG, President. A. W. JILL 

D. W. C. SKILTON, Secretary. H. BURDK 

H. M. MAGILL, Gen'l Agent. Western Depart:- 

A. E. MAGILL, Genl Agent, Pacific Department, Ban Fran< 




Is the Largest Accident Company in the World. 

That it is the Only Large One in America. 

That it Pays $4,000 a Day for Losses by Death and Disabling Injury. 

That it has Paid $ J 0,500,000 to Policy-Holders since 1864. 

That ONE IN NINE of All Insured Under its Accident Policies Have Received Fatal or Disabling: Injuries , 

That it is also a Life Company, 

With Larger Assets in proportion to its Liabilities than any other Successful Company. 



$7,826,000 .A-SSIETS- $1,947,000 SUBPLTJS 

Not by ax Kmpty Treasury and Assessments on the Survivors. 


An Accident Policy-holder may change Lis occupation, a Life Policy holder may let his premiums lapse 
(after three years), and each still receive an equitable proportionate Insurance. 

^hat it ^ays ALL CLAIMS, Life and ^Accident, Without Discount, 

And immediately upon receipt of satisfactory proofs. 

That its Rates are as low as will PERMANENTLY secure FULL PAYMENT of the 

FACE VALUE of Policies. 



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CiiPITiiL, $1,250,00C. 



Cash on hand, in Bank, and Cash Items, 


Cash in hands of Agents and in course of Transmission, 

Rents and Accrued Interest, 


Real Estate Unencumbered, 

Loans on Bond and Mortgage (1st lien), 

Loans on Collateral Security, - 

Bank Stock, Hartford, Market Value, 

" New York, " 

" Boston, " 

" Albany and Montreal, " 



Railroad Stock, ------ 

State, City, and Railroad Bonds, 

United States Bonds, 

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All Outstanding Claims, 


GEORGE L. CHASE, Presidei 


O. B. WHITING, Secretary. P. & ROYOE, Assi* 

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Agencies in all prominent localities throughout the United Stati 

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ASSETS, January 1, 1885, - . - - - ■ 

LIABILITIES, by Connecticut and Massachusetts Standards, - 

SURPLUS, Ij Connecticut and Massachusetts Standards, - 
by New York Standard, oyer ■ 

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J. C. WEBSTER, Vice-President. 

J. L. ENGLISH, Secretary. 

H, W. ST. JOHN, Actuary. 


Consulting Physician, 




Biographical Sketches 







State of Connecticut. 



The Case 

Hartford, Conn.: 


, Lockwood & Brainabd Compakt, Prihwm lot Koto* H 1 

The Hartford Evening Post, 

Daily, Four Editions, Eight Dollars per year. 

The Connecticut Post, 

Weekly, Every Saturday, One Dollar and Fifty Cents per year. 

Evening Post Association, Publishers 

25 Asylum Street, Hartford, Conn. 

We beg to call the attention of the public to the regular Daily and Weekly issues of The Post, as above indicated, 
and to remark that in everything that constitutes a first-class journal, The Post intends always to be fully abreast of its 
contemporaries at home or abroad. Acquaintance with a newspaper must furnish the most satisfactory test of excellence; 
and since familiarity with The Post always impresses in its favor, we respectfully recommend it to the notice of any reader 
of this paragraph who may not already be included among its permanent patrons. 


The Publishers of Tup: Post experience great pleasure in presenting another volume of " The Evening Post Annual," 

med in the same attractive style as preceding numbers which have proved so popular with the subjects of the 

sketches and the public generally. The great amount of information contained in these volumes concerning the distinguished 

gentlemen who compose the legislative and executive departments of the State government, with the portraits of so many, 

this publication an increasingly valuable and interesting contribution to the literature of the State. 

We take pleasure also in commending to the attention of the reader the commercial pages of this Annual, which 

partake of the Bame representative character as the body of the work itself. The corporations, firms, and business houses 

which hive their announcements in these pagesdo not need our endorsement. They are as widely known as the State itself, 

and will be recognized a- old acquaintances and valued friends by a great many among the thousands of readers under 

whose observation this volume will pass. 

this animal is to be reproduced yearly with every assembling of a new Legislature, it will doubtless be the wish of 
many to secure complete sets of the work from its beginning. We have a few copies yet on hand of the Annual for previous 
and can supply a limited demand for them in connection with the present issue. 


25 Asylum Street, 

Hartford, Conn. 



Governor Henry B. Harrison {Portrait), 
Lieut. -Governor Lorrin A. Cooke (Portrait), 
Secretary Charles A. Russell (Portrait), 
Treasurer Valentine B. Chamberlain (Portrait), 
Comptroller Luzerne I, Munson (Portrait), 

governor's staff. 

Adj. -Gen. Stephen R Smith (Portrait), 
Q. M.-Gen. Arthur L. Goodrich (Portrait), 
P. M.-Gen. Henry C. D wight (Portrait), 
Com. -Gen. Frederick Barton (Portrait), 
Surg. -Gen. Henry P. Geib (Portrait), 


Col. William C. Mowry (Portrait), 
Col. William E. Hyde (Portrait), 
Col. Tracy B. Warren (Portrait), 
Col. Charles H. R. Nott (Portrait), 
Col. George M. White (Portrait), 
Lt.-Col. Bernard F. Blakeslee (Portrait), 

U. S. Senator Orville H. Piatt (Portrait), 
U. S. Senator Joseph R. Hawley (Portrait), 
Congressman John R. Buck (Portrait), 

" Charles L. Mitchell (Portrait), 

. John T. Wait (Portrait), 

" Edward W. Seymour- (Portrait), 









1st District— Hon. Francis B. Cooley (Portrait), 

2d " Hon. Maro S. Chapman (Portrait), 

3d «' Hon. Theodore M. Maltbie (Portrait), 

4th " Hon. Edward B. Dunbar (Portrait), 

5th " Hon. Edward T. Turner (Portrait), 

6th " Hon. William H. Golden, Jr. (Portrait). 

7th " Hon. Edmund Day (Portrait), 

8th ' ' Hon. A. Heaton Robertson (Portrait), 

9th " Hon. Stiles T. Stanton (Portrait), 

10th " Hon. John Brewster (Portrait), 

11th " Hon. Joseph C. Crandall (Portrait), 

12th " Hon. R. Jay Walsh (Portrait), 

13th " Hon. Asa Smith (Portrait), 

14th " Hon. Daniel N. Morgan (Portrait), 

15th " Hon. Smith P. Glover (Portrait), 

16th " Hon. James B. Tatem (Portrait), 

17th " Hon. Thomas G. Clarke (Portrait). 

18th " Hon. Wheelock T. Batcheller (Portrait), 

19th " Hon. Milo B. Richardson (Portrait). 

20th " Hon. Horace D. Curtiss (Portrait). 

21st " Hon. John Allen (Portrait). 

22d " Hon. Joseph W. Alsop (Portrait), 

23d " Hon. Milo W. Pember (Portrait). 

24th " Hon. J. D wight Chaffee {Portrait). 


Hon. William Edgar Simonds (Portrait), 





Clmrles M. Jeslyn of Hartford, 

George O. Kinne of Hartford, 
George X. Phelps of Avon, 
Andrew J. Warner of Berlin, 
George P. Capen of Bloomfleld, 
John H. Sessions of Bristol P 
Isaac W. Beach of Bristol P 
Adna X. Barnes of Burlington, 
William Edgar Simonds of Oantoo E 
Henry L. Clark of East Granby, 
Patrick Garvau of East Hartford P 
George W. Darlin of East Hartford 
Clinton T. Inslee of East Wind 
Levi Parsons of East Windsor, 
James B. Houston of Enfield, 
Henry Abbe of P^nfield, 
Erastus Gay of Farmiugton, 
Samuel Frisbie of Farming 
Sturges P. Turner of Glastonbury, 
James O. Griswold of Glastonbury, 
Marshall A. Coltou of Granby, 
Condit Hayes of Granby, 
Orton B. French of Hart hind. 
George W. Emmons of HarUand, 
Harry G. Cheney of Manchester, 
Charles II. Arnold of Manchester, 
John W. Hay of Marlborough, 
Pbilip Corbin of New Britain, 
Alonzo McManus «>f Nt\v Britain. 
Blias M. Steele of Newington, 
Robert C. Usher of Plainville. 
Wait R. Griswold, Jr., of Eta ky Hill. 

Edward A. Freeman of Shn>bury. 

Henry 0. Wilcoi <>f Bimsbury, 

Daniel H. Hubbard of BouthingtOO, 
Elisha ,1. Xeale of Bouthington, 

Olin Wheeler of Bouth Windsor, 
Edmund Halliday of Buffleld, 
James P. Bpencer of Buffleld, 
Edward I.. Mix of Weal Barti 
George W. Harris of Wethersfield, 
William L Willard of WethersneM, 
Francis P. Curry of Windsor, 

Henry .1. Fenton of Win > 

Edward D. Coo- in of R li > 

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AJexauder Troup o\ Now Hav. ;' 
.lames IV PigOtt of N«l B 

Homer P Bronsoo ol Beacon Falls. 
Dwlghl L Johnson of Bethanj , 

Henry O. I.inshy of Hranfonl. 

Henry V. Howt of Cheshire, 
Edward r ( ornwall of Cheshire, 

























Franklin D. Jackson of Derby, 


Alexander R. T. Nichols of Fairfield, 


Jonah C. Piatt of Derby, 


Samuel S. Ambler of Bethel, 


Justin Bradley of East Haven, 


Thomas P. Bristoll of Brookfield, 


Wallace G. Fowler of Guilford, 


Alfred N. Wildman of Danbury, 


Edgar P. Rossiter of Guilford, 


Samuel Gregory of Danbury, 


Henry W. Munson of Hamden, 


Vincent Colyer of Darien, 


Harvey E. Cruttenden of Madison, 


George S. Piatt of Easton, 


William Wallace Lee of Meriden {Portrait), 


Nehemiah H. Husted of Greenwich, 


Charles H. S. Davis of Meriden, 


Cornelius Mead of Greenwich, 


Edmund B. Hoyt of Middlebury, 


Edward S. Hawley of Huntington, 


George M. Gunn of Milford {Portrait), 


Orville H. Hull of Monroe. 


Henry C. Miles of Milford, 


Benjamin P. Mead of New Canaan, 


George S. Andrew of Naugatuck, 


Hendrick H. Wildman of New Fairfield {Portrait), 


Josiah A. Smith of North Branford, 


Michael J. Houlihan of Newtown, 


Isaac L. Stiles of North Haven {Portrait), 


Daniel Camp of Newtown, 


James Graham of Orange {Portrait), 


Andrew J. Crofut of Norwalk, 


Charles H. Butler of Oxford, 


Piatt Price of Norwalk, 


George R. Morse of Prospect, 


John N. Nickerson of Redding, 


Horace Q. Judd of Seymour, 


Uriah S. Griffin of Redding, 


George N. Piatt of Southbury, 


Francis H. Stalford of Ridgefield, 


George M. Wallace of Wallingford, 


William E. Palmer of Ridgefield, 


Thomas Kennedy 2d of Wallingford, 


George A. Barnes of Sherman, 


Calvin H. Carter of Waterbury, 


George H. Hoyt of Stamford, 


Frederick J. Brown of Waterbury, 


John H. Swartwout of Stamford, 


Charles S. Tuttle of Wolcott, 


Bradley Nichols of Stratford, 


Elias T. Clark of Woodbridge, 


Hobart R. Wheeler of Trumbull, 


George A. Sturges of Weston, 



Charles Mills of Westport, 


George Williams of New London {Portrait), 


Sherman Morehouse of Wilton, 


William M. Stark of New London, 


David S. Gilmour of Norwich, 



Frank A. Mitchell of Norwich, 


Haschal F. Cox of Brooklyn, 


Henry N. Ford of Bozrah, 


Thomas K. Fitts of Ashford, 


Edward M. Brown of Colchester, 


William A. Buxton of Ashford, 


Clarence H. Norton of Colchester, 


George L. Cary of Canterbury, 


Calvin S. Davis of East Lyme, 


Charles Bennett of Canterbury, 


John Owen Smith of Franklin, 


C. Edwin Griggs of Chaplin, 


Allen B. Burleson of Griswold {Portrait), 


Charles O. Warren of Eastford, 


E. Burrows Brown of Groton, 


Edgar H. Newton of Hampton, 


Edwin S. White of Groton, 


John W. Randall of Killingly, 


J. Henry King of Lebanon, 


John Waldo of Killingly, 


Joseph G. Davoll of Lebanon, 


Philip Mathewson of Plainfield, 


Charles A. Satterlee of Ledyard, 


Joseph Hutchins of Plainfield, 


John D. Sullivan of Lisbon, 


Charles W. Grosvenor of Pomfret, 


H. C. Burnham of Lyme {Portrait), 


Randolph L. Bullard of Pomfret, 


John R. Sterling of Lyme {deceased), 


George A. Hammond of Putnam, 


Charles W. Comstock of Montville, 


Charles N. Allen of Putnam {Portrait), 


Thomas S. Wheeler of North Stonington, 


Chauncey M. Smith of Scotland, 


Edwin P. Chapman of North Stonington, 


David S. Kenyon of Sterling, 


Charles E. Peck of Old Lyme, 


George T. Murdock of Thompson {Portrait), 


Edwin Benjamin of Preston, 


Frank H. Converse of Thompson, 


Stephen D. Moore of Preston, 


John G. Keigwin of Windham {Portrait), 


J. Raymond Douglass of Salem, 


Walter G. Morrison of Windham, 


Thomas H. Allen of Sprague, 


Thomas A. Lake of Woodstock, 


Ebenezer P. Couch of Stonington {Portrait), 


John F. Hibbard of Woodstock, 


Peleg s. Barber of Stonington {Portrait), 


Edmund Hall of Voluntown, 



John Robertson of Waterford, 


Alvah A. Stone of Litchfield, 


Asahel H. Morse of Litchfield, 



Albert Perry of Barkhamsted, 


John J. Phelan of Bridgeport, 


James Tiffany of Barkhamsted, 


Lucius Myron Slade of Bridgeport, 


Frederick H. Thompson of Bethlehem, 


Andrew P. W'akeman of Fairfield, 


James Shannon of Bridgewater, 


Samuel W. Bradley of Canaan, 
James E. Stillman of Colebrook, 
Rollin D. Baldwin of Colebrook, 
Victory C. Beers of Cornwall, 
George H. Oldfield of Cornwall, 
Eugene E. Allyn of Goshen, 
William J. Green of Goshen, 
William Bryant of Harwinton, 
Silas A. Gridley of Harwinton, 
Charles S. Smith of Kent, 
Frank H. Turkington of Morris, 
James Forbes of New Hartford, 
James B. Spencer of New Hartford, 
Nicholas Staub of New Milford {Portrait), 
Levi Stone of New Milford, 
William J. Ferguson of North Canaan, 
Joseph Selden of Norfolk, 
Rufus P. Seymour of Norfolk, 
Ira N. Bevans of Plymouth, 
Henry W. Trowbridge of Roxbury, 
Erastus D. Goodwin of Salisbury, 
Andrew J. Spurr of Salisbury (Portrait), 
Erastus A. Deming of Sharon, 
James B. Reed of Sharon, 
Edwin P. Parker of Thomaston, 
Henry I. Jackson of Torrington, 
Clarence H. Barber of Torrington, 
Tallmadge Swift of Warren, 
Henry E. Bradley of Washington, 
Henry S. Hartwell of Washington, 
Charles B. Mattoon of Watertown, 
Isaac B. Woodruff of Winchester, 
Henry Gay of Winchester, 
Benjamin S. Russell of Woodbury, 
Frank R. Ford of Woodbury, 


Michael W. Lawton of Middletown, 
John Carroll of Middletown, 
George M. Clark of Haddam, 
John A. Warner of Haddam, 
George A. Strong of Chatham, 
Mayo S. Purple of Chatham, 
Sylvester W. Clark of Chester, 
Asa S. Pelton of Clinton, 
Charles P. Sage of Cromwell, 
Henry G. Newton of Durham, 
Curtis C. Atwell of Durham, 
Irving W. Charter of East Haddam, 
John S. Griffin of East Haddam, 
Alfred E. Goddard of Essex, 
Washington E. Griswold of Killingwortli, 
Randolph S. Burr of Killingwortli, 
Cyrus Coe of Middlefield, 







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Charles W. lira.: 

Aii-tin L. Edgnton of To! 

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Charles N. Loomii >■: B 1 

Frank P. Collin- of Colom 

Frederick I) Avery of Cotnml 

BUT B. Kin_ .try, 

Henry K. If. Gilbert 


John Thompson of Ellington, 

Loren A. Waldo of Hi 


George C. Hutchinson of II 


David C, Hooker of M insfleld, 


Henry Starkweather 

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Henry If. 1 lager i 1 3 


John P. Hawley of Stafford, 


Henry Lutler of 8( 

Levi If. Reed of Union, 

Silas \\ . Newell of Onion, 

( Irosaley Fitton of Vernon, 

Charles Phelps of Vernon, 

James Hoyle of Willing 

Philo Wnghl of vv: _ 

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1 — Colyer of Darien. 

2— Allen of Sprague. 

3— Lee of Mei iden. 

4— Freeman of Simsbury. 

5— Forbes of New Hartford. 

0— Jackson of Torrington . 

7— Lnfler of Stafford. 

8 — Moore of Preston. 

9— Houston of Enfield. 
10— Phelau of Bridgeport. 
11— Gay of Farmington. 
IS— Blade oi Bridgeport. 
18— Gar van of East Hartford. 
14 — William- of New London. 
16— Waldo oi Killingly. 
16— Stillraan of Colebrook. 
17— Boeeiter of Guilford. 
18— Oapen of Blooinfield. 
19 — Bronson of Beacon Fall-. 
a0— Hosted of Greenwich. 
21 -Mile- of North Haven. 
-Graham of Orange. 
— Gay 6f Winchester. 
le of Newington, 
25 — Bftunoni of Hartland. 
85— Nichols of Fairfield. 
27— Starkweather of Mansfield 
28— Morehouse of Wilton. 

.<:- ol Sherman. 
80— Price of Norwalk. 
81— Lake of Woodstock. 

82— Troop Of New Haven. 
33— Clark of Haddam. 
.'it — Carter of Waterhury. 
85— Ford of Woodbury. 

8fl Bron n ol Watertmry. 
of Briatol. 

-toll Of Brookfield. 

89— Barber of Torrington. 

10— Kennedy of Wallingford. 
11— Butler of Oxford. 
\-i— Sullivan of Lisbon. 
18— Manaon of Hamden. 
M— Morae of Litchfield. 
18 — Barber of Btonlngton. 
15— 'Warner of Berlin. 
I of Derby. 
^ oil ol Lebanon. 
19— Stone of Litchfield. 
50— Burleson of Griswold. 

51— Mat toon of Watertown. 
52— Hutchins of Plainfield. 
53— Thompson of Ellington. 
54— Greene of Goshen. 
55— Arnold of Manchester. 
56— Comstock of Montville. 
57— Corbin of New Britain. 
58— Miles of Milford. 
r,9— Jackson of Derby. 
60— Allen of Putnam. 
01— Newton of Durham. 
62— Joslyn of Hartford. 
63— Spencer of Old Saybrook. 
64— Stark of New London. 
65— Pel ton of Clinton. 
66— Kinne of Hartford. 
67 — Converse of Thompson. 
88— Wildman of New Fair- 
69— Fitton of Vernon, [field. 
70— Wakeman of Fairfield. 
71— Gridley of Uarwinton. 
72 — Hart well of Washington. 
73— Warner of Haddam. 
7 1 — ('amp of Newtown. 
75— Randall ol Killingly. 
76— Day of Marlborough. 
78— Wheeler of Trumbull. 
79 — Crofnt of Norwalk. 
80— Friable of Farmington. 
81— Wildman of Danbury. 
82— Beach of Bristol. 
88— Morrison of Windham. 
84— Fowler of Guilford. 
85— Waldo of Hebron. 
Iffln ol Bedding. 
87— Staliord of Ridgefield. 
88— Griswold of Rocky Hill. 
89— Cruttenden of Madison. 
DO— Hooker of Mansfield. 
91— Selden of Norfolk. 
92— Goodwin of Salisbury. 
99— Mitchell of Norwich. 
94— Brown of Groton. 
95— Couch of Stonington. 
96— Gunn of Milford. 
97— Phelps of Vernon. 
98— Stanb of New Milford. 
99— Swift of Warren. 
100— Mead of Greenwich. 

101— Marvin of Saybrook. 
102— Inslee of East Windsor. 
103— McManus of New Britain. 
104— Lawton of Middletown. 
105— Willard of Wethersfield. 
106— Kenyon of Sterling. 
107— W right of Willington. 
108— CooganofWindeorLocks. 
109— Sage of Cromwell. 
110— Robertson of Waterford. 
Ill— Turkington of Morris. 
112— Darlin of East Hartford. 
113— Bevans of Plymouth. 
114— Strong of Chatham. 
115— Reed of Union. 
116 — Sturges of Weston. 
117— Hibbard of Woodstock. 
118— Fitts of Ashford. 
119— Fenton of Windsor. 
120— Hawley of Stafford. 
121— Curry of Windsor. 
122— Nichols of Stratford. 
123 -Bradley of Tolland. 
124— King of Lebanon. 
125— Holladay of Suffield. 
126— Kingsbury of Coventry. 
127— Spencer of Suffield. 
128— Keigwin of Windham. 
129— Gilbert of Coventry. 
130-Wheeler of South Wind- 
131— Clark of Chester, [sor. 
132— Andrew of Naugatuck. 
133— Warren of Eastlord. 
134— Hoyt of Stamford. 
135— Abbe of Enfield. 
136— Swartwout of Stamford. 
137— Gilmour of Norwich. 
138— Pigott of New Haven. 
189— Hammond of Putnam. 
140— Ferguson of No. Canaan. 
141— Mathewson ol Plainfield. 
142— Loomis of Bolton. 
143— Bradley of Washington. 
144— White of Groton. 
145— Grosvenor of Pomfret. 
146— Neale of Southington. 
147— Charter of East Haddam. 
148— Phelps of Avon. 
149— Cary of Canterbury. 
150— Houlihan of Newtown. 

151— Turner of Glastonbury. 
152— Bradley of East Haven. 
153— Pratt of Saybrook. 
154— Trowbridge of Roxbury. 
155— Bullard of Pomfret. 
156— Griswold of Glastonbury. 
157— Allen of Goshen. 
158— Barnes of Burlington. 
159— Lathrop of Andover. 
160— Newell of Union. 
161— Perry of Barkhamsted. 
162— Davis of East Lyme. 
163— Palmer of Ridgefield. 
164— Smith of Scotland. 
165— Cady of Somers. 
166— Murdock of Thompson. 
167— Smith of North Branford. 
168— Wheeler of No. Stoning- 
169— Ford Of Bozrah. [ton. 
170— Edgerton of Tolland. 
171— Ambler of Bethel. 
172— Burnham of Lyme. 
173— Goddard of Essex. 
174— Cornwall of Portland. 
175— Newton of Hampton. 
176— Baldwin of Colebrook. 
177— Dibble of Westbrook. 
178— Buxton of Ashford. 
179— Colt on of Granby. 
180— Deming of Sharon. 
181— Griffin of East Haddam. 
182— Mills of Westport. 
183— Harris of Wethersfield. 
184— Davis of Meriden. 
185— Mead of New Canaan. 
186— Bradley of Canaan. 
187— Hubbard of Southington. 
188— Howe of Cheshire. 
189— Hoyt of Middlebury. 
190— Burr of Killingworth. 
191— Satterlee of Ledyard. 
192— Gregory of Danbury. 
193— Thompson of Bethlehem. 
194— Avery of Columbia. 
195— Seymour of Norfolk. 
196— Wallace of Wallingford. 
197— Judd of Seymour. 
198— Smith of Kent. 
199— Woodruff of Winchester. 
200— Spencer of New Hartford. 

201— Parker of Thomaston. 
202— Wilcox of Simsbury. 
203— Chapman of No. Ston'gtn. 
204— Cheney of Manchester. 
205— Brown of Colchester. 
206— Smith of Franklin. 
207— -Morse of Prospect. 
208— Hayes of Granby. 
209— Piatt of Southbury. 
210— French of Hartland. 
211— Piatt of Easton. 
212— Mix of West Hartford. 
213— Clark of Woodbridge. 
214— Shannon of Bridgewater. 
215— Purple of Chatham. 
216— Reed of Sharon. 
217— Bryant of Harwinton. 
218— Oldfield of Cornwall. 
219— Tuttle of Wolcott. 
220— Peck of Old Lyme. 
221-Nickerson of Redding. 
222— Stone of New Milford. 
223— Atwell of Durham. 
224 — Johnson of Bethany. 
225— Tiffany of Barkhamsted. 
226— Parsons of East Windsor. 
227— Russell of W oodbury. 
228— Beers of Cornwall. 
229— Hutchinson of Hebron. 
230— Clark of East Granby. 
231— Gager of Somers. 
232— Carroll of Middletown. 
233— Cox of Brooklyn. 
234— Norton of Colchester. 
235— Hall of Voluntown. 
236— S purr of Salisbury. 
237— Hawley of Huntington. 
238— Cornwall of Cheshire. 
239— Bennett of Canterbury. 
240 -Vacant. 
241— Hull of Monroe. 
242— Benjamin of Preston. 
243— Usher of Plainville. 
244— Vacant. 
245— Griggs of Chaplin. 
246— Linsley of Branford. 
247— Hoyle of Willington. 
248— Griswold of Killingworth 
249— Douglass of Salem. 



Henry Baldwin Harrison was born at New 
Haven, September 11, 1821, and is therefore in 
his 64th year. He studied at John E. LovelFs 
Lancasterian school in New Haven, and, while 
taking the academic course at Yale, was Mr. 
Lovell's assistant. Notwithstanding this double 
strain he was valedictorian of his class — that of 
1846. He fitted himself for the profession of law 
and began practice with Lucius G. Peck, a prom- 
inent Whig. Mr. Harrison was an ardent 
"Henry Clay Whig." In 1854 he was Domi- 
nated by the Whigs for Senator in the Fourth 
District and elected by a vote oi' '2,597, against 
1,718 for Charles Atwater, Jr., Democrat. 1 le 
drafted the personal-liberty bill, and realty nulli- 
tied the fugitive-slave law, which bad been so 
prolific of perjury. By this the penalty tor even 
pretending that a free person was a Blave was 

fixed at $5,000 fine and ti\ • * • a stal 
Perjurers were similarly provided for, and strong 
provisions were inserted to secure t! 
ment of the law. Open the passage of the 
Kansas-Nebraska bill he interested hin - 
estly in the Blaven question, and assoeisted him- 
self with the Free-Soil party, with which he 
continued to art until that party became ra t 
in the Republican organisation. In the winter 

of \V> ':>•;, Mr. Banison was among the handful 

of men who organised the Republican part 
this State, and became it- candidal 
am ( Governor in the spring of l v 
Welles y^' Hartford was the nominei 
ernor. Mr. Hair:-'' rect The 

infant party had no hope o\ victory that 
Mr. Earrison was an ardent Republican thr _ 
the struggle just before the civil war, ami daring 


the Rebellion was a strong friend of Lincoln's 
administration, but he could not be prevailed upon 
to accept office. He continued to adhere closely 
to the law, in which he made a reputation for 
himself second to no man in the State. He 
assisted Charles R. Chapman of Hartford, in the 
defense, at New Haven, of the murderer Willard 
Clark, who was acquitted on the sole ground of 
insanity. To this result his hard work con- 
tributed, but he never set much store by his 
triumph. He was methodical and persistent, 
and to these cpialities, rather than to a vague 
genius, his success is. to be attributed. His 
reputation as a profound and conscientious law- 
yer was not made by any one case, but by all 
his cases. In I860 he was chosen Representa- 
tive from New Haven with Eleazer K. Foster, 
and while his colleague became Speaker he was 
made House Chairman of two important com- 
mittees — Railroads and Federal Relations. He 
prepared and reported a bill having in view low 
rates of commutation on railroads, but it was 
defeated in the Senate after having passed the 
House. . At the same session he made an elabor- 
ate speech in favor of amending the constitution 
by erasing the word " white," so as to allow 
colored men to vote. This probably added more 
to his reputation than anything he had ever 
done. The prominent and important part he 
took in the debates pointed him out as the com- 
ing Republican candidate for Governor. He 
could have had the nomination in 1866, but 
friends of General Hawley — just returned from 
the war — urged the claims of their favorite, and 
Mi\ Harrison, without solicitation, wrote a letter 
positively withdrawing in the General's favor. 

He admitted that a war-stained patriot deserved 
the preference. In 1873 he was chosen to the 
House from New Haven with James F. Babcock, 
Democrat, and served with his usual efficiency 
on the Judiciary Committee. At this session he 
was also Chairman of the Committee on Con- 
stitutional Convention and reported a bill for the 
calling of such a convention. He supported the 
bill in a carefully-prepared argument, which 
nobody even attempted to answer ; but the fears 
of the country members were excited and the 
House voted the bill down. The next year he 
was nominated for Governor. John T. Wait 
was on the ticket as Lieutenant-Governor. 
Ow T ing to sectional dissensions in the party he 
was defeated, although he polled nearly 40,000 
votes. In 1878 he was considered a strong com- 
promise candidate before the Republican caucus 
for United States Senator, but the choice finally 
rested upon O. H. Piatt of Meriden. 

Mr. Harrison's re-appearance in politics was 
not until the fall of 1883, when he was nominated 
as Representative and elected by over 1,100 

As Speaker of the House, for which position 
he was unanimously singled out as soon as his 
election was known, he presided with strict 
impartiality, and for the best interests of the 
whole commonwealth. 

As a public speaker Mr. Harrison holds his 
audience from first to last with convincing; facts 
and deductions. He has no tricks of rhetoric or 
of manner, but is soundly argumentative through- 
out. These qualities place him beside many of 
the great publicists who have deeply affected the 
popular will. 




Hon. Lorrin A. Cooke of Barkhamsted, was 
born among the Berkshire hills, in New Marl- 
boro, Mass., April 6, 1831. His ancestor, Mr. 
Wheeler, the first settler of that town, brought 
his wife thither on horseback from Springfield, 
Mass. His grandfather, Lewis Cooke, was a 
captain in the State militia before his removal to 
Chenango County, N. Y., in its early history. 
He took his son Levi, then but a lad, and brought 
him up in the roughness of pioneer experience, 
of which he had enough, and in a few years 
returned to New Marlboro, satisfied with the 
West. This Levi, who married Amelia Todd in 
1829, became the father of the subject of this 
sketch on the date above given, — the only child 
he ever had. He removed to the adjoining town 
of Norfolk, Conn., in 1837, and to Colebrook in 
1843, where, having spent an honorable career 
as a farmer, citizen, and neighbor, he died, aged 
71, after a short- and severe illness, in May 1ST I. 
while a member of the House of Kepresentativea, 
Mrs. Cooke still survives at the age of 83 years. 

Lorrin A. Cooke was educated in common 

schools and at Norfolk Acad. -in v. I- 
manhood he taught school in the winter anil 
worked on the farm in the Bummer. He was a 

BUCCe88ful teacher, and was 

back to the >aiue BchooL While thofl I 

he became acquainted with Matilda E., ilaui 

of Deacon Ahner S. \\ -• 
Ma—., whom he married in 1858, II. 
taught rarely, and in company with his : 
settled down to a tanner'- lite OD tin- farm 

by Jonathan 1 >. D, 

dent ot* Union College . while he WM 

the Colebrook church. In intelligent, tro groou - 

ive farming he b ma *»t' t: a the 

vicinity, and at an ear ident 

of the agricultural society in hi- 

county. Be was among the fbremoi Bring 

for his brother farmers the advantages »>t' a milk 

train to Now Fork. Bis political lite begi 

i s .~>'\ when at the age ot' *J.*» he became a member 

ot' the House ot" Representatives. An enthusi- 
astic, conscientious yonng Republican, i: 1 
forming days ot" the party when i 


controlled the State, he held to his convictions 
and voted for Francis Gillette and against James 
Dixon for United States Senator until the very 
last. He was always proud of that action, espe- 
cially in the Johnsonized, brevet democratic days 
of Mr. Dixon. He was early made Acting School 
Visitor, and in 1864 was elected first Selectman, 
at a time when the burden of recruiting, filling 
quotas, etc., demanded the best talent the town 
could furnish. He was re-elected until he left 
town. Of course such a record as he was making 
attracted the notice of others than his immediate 
neighbors, and in 1869 he was urgently invited 
to become manager of the Eagle Scythe Company 
at Riverton, in the town of Barkharnsted. He 
accepted the position, and has remained there 
until the present time. His management of this 
trust has been characterized by vigor, industry, 
and success. The factory had just been rebuilt, 
a debt had been contracted larger than the cap- 
ital stock, prices had begun steadily to decline, 
and competition was increasingly strong. The 
situation was grave enough to try severely the 
capacity of a man fresh from the farm, without 
previous experience in this or any line of manu- 
facturing. In the face of every obstacle, existing 
and since following, the company has become 
solidly established. 

Mr. Cooke's first wife died in 1868 without 
issue. In December, 1870, he married, as a 
second wife, Josephine E., daughter of Michael 
Ward, for many years a Riverton manufacturer. 
Of the three children born to them, only one, a 
daughter, survives. He became connected with 
the Congregational church in Colebrook in 1860, 
and for most of the time until his removal was 
superintendent of its Sunday-school. In Cole- 
brook he was, and in Riverton he is, an efficient 
officer in that church. 

Since his removal from Colebrook, Mr. Cooke 
has been sought for to fill other positions of 
trust. Living in a town strongly Democratic, 
his Republican principles have been in the way 
of his holding public positions therein. Nomi- 
nated once as Representative, he reduced the 
minority from fifty in other cases to fifteen in his 
own. As candidate for Senator in the Fifteenth 
District in 1875, he was defeated with the whole 
ticket, receiving, however, a very fiattering vote 
in his own town, hi the reconstructed Eight- 
eenth District he received in 1881 a majority of 
328, — twenty-three ahead of the majority in the 

previous presidential year, carrying every town 
except Colebrook. For several years he was 
postmaster at Riverton. 

His senatorial record was so satisfactory that 
he was again placed in nomination in 1882, and 
although pitted against an able and strong com- 
petitor, when almost everything else was wrecked 
in the political tornado of that year, his majority 
was 111. His service in the Senate has made 
him more widely known, and doubtless led to 
his nomination for the Lieutenant-Governorship. 
No senator was more generally liked. He did 
not at first take a prominent part in the proceed- 
ings of the Senate, but as time wore on his voice 
was heard as occasion offered, and his sugges- 
tions were so sonnd, and so modestly and well- 
expressed, that attention was attracted to him in 
such a manner that his election last winter as 
president pro tern, almost naturally followed. As 
chairman of the Committee on Education for the 
three years, on the part of the Senate, he made 
a first-rate record, performing his duties with an 
intelligent apprehension of the needs of the State, 
in such a manner as to call for the highest praise 
from those well qualified to judge. During the 
last session he was also chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Engrossed Bills, a position attracting 
no attention, but involving a good deal of time 
and hard work, and qualifications of a high 
order. He was appointed, on the part of the 
Senate, a special committee to investigate certain 
matters in connection with the Storrs Agricul- 
tural School at Mansfield ; also, for a term of 
three years, one of the trustees of the Girls' 
Industrial School at Middletown. When it fell 
to his lot to occupy the chair of the Senate, he 
performed his duties to the entire and cordial 
satisfaction of all the members, without distinc- 
tion of party, so that his nomination to his pres- 
ent position followed with unusual fitness, pro- 
viding as it does for the experienced discharge of 
the duties of the office itself, and a full equip- 
ment for the possibilities involved therein. 

It would be unjust to Mr. Cooke not to note 
that every public position that he has occupied 
has come to him unsought. He is a man whom 
office seeks, not who seeks office. His best and 
highest enjoyment is with his friends, in his busi- 
ness, and in his home ; but he does not feel at 
liberty to neglect a call to serve his fellow citizens, 
and when he accepts the trust, he fills it consci- 
entiously and with all his abilities. 



Charles Addison Russell of Ivillinglv, was 
born at Worcester, Mass., March 2, 1852. He 
received his primary education in the common 
schools of that city, and prepared for college 
under the tuition of Rev. Harris R. Greene. He 
graduated at Yale in the class of 187o. taking 
high rank as a student, as well as winning popu- 
larity in his class by his genial man nor and his 
enthusiasm in college sports. After his gradu- 
ation he immediately devoted himself to news- 
paper work, and was, up to 1878, actively en- 
gaged on the Worcester Press as city editor, and 
was for a short time thereafter connected with 
the Worcester Spy. Since that time Colonel 
Russell has been engaged in the business o\' man- 
ufacturing at Dayville, in the town o\' Ivillinglv, 
as Treasurer of the Sabin L. Sayles Company, 
woolen mills, incorporated. He is also Treasurer 

of the Qninebaog Brick Coin] klvn. 

Conn., and Vice-President and 1> f the 

demons Self-Hoisting and Gear * 

latter hav ing offices in Boc 

Danielsonville). [nl881 appointed aide- 

de-camp on the staff of G * . and 

was a very popular member of the guber- 

natorial family. B rn of Killinjrlv 

in the Bouse of Representatives in l s ^?, and 
was Chairman of the Committee on Cities and 
Boronghs on the part of the II- .- ^ 
the Legislature he distinguished himself '• ■ 

readiness in debate ami -kill i' - 5 £ of pub- 
lic business, Coloi Ross 
a polished and graceful speaker, and 
man of exceptional abilities. itieal 

Bpeeehes in various portions of the S Bring 

the recent campaign were oft it reasonable 


and convincing character, increasing the intensity 
of partisan friendships on the part of those 
already within the ranks of the Republican party, 
and unquestionably adding new recruits from 
among the intelligent and thoughtful portion of 
the opposition. 

The accession of Colonel Russell to the secre- 

taryship gives assurance that the affairs of this 
important department of the State Government 
will be administered with ability, fidelity, and 
economy during the current executive term, and 
that the traditional dignities of the office will be 
becomingly maintained. 




Judge Valentine Bukt Chamberlain of New 
Britain, was born in Colebrook River, Litchfield 
county, August 13, 1833, the oldest son of the 
late Abiram Chamberlain, formerly well-known 
as a civil engineer of the highest repute. lli> 
home-training was of the sturdy New England 
Christian type. After graduating at the Suffield 
Literary Institution, where he was a classmate of 
Hon. William C. Case, he entered Williams Col- 

lege, and was graduated in ISi 


Garfield was a college-mate and friend, being in 
the next preceding class. 

During his college life his father removed hie 
home to New Britain, where Valentine after 
graduation entered the law office of the late Seth 
E. Case and prosecuted his legal studies with 
such zeal that he was admitted to the bar in 
1859. In 1860 he established the New gritain 

V i, a creditable but short-li?ed joun 
terprise. In the spring .-t' !-• 
Assistant Clerk of the 11 

Professor Cyrus Northrop being Clerk, and 
Augustus Brandegee Speaker. It was daring 
this eventful Bpring thai the war of the Rebellion 

broke cut, and a- - fficial di." 

completed- in August, i v M I 
enlisted in ( fompanj A. & •'. C \ . • ■ 
panj raised bj General Haw ley opon hi> retaro 
from the three months' sei • On I *; llin^r 

of the regiment Eai came lieutenant- 

colonel, and Chamberlain was made second 
lieutenant. Be was with hi^ command dariag 
the brilliant siege and captun laski. 

and in July, l s,;, J, was promoted to the 
of the company. \ ear's arduou* 

service Oil the South Carolina coast and in 


Florida, Captain Chamberlain was selected to 
command the right of the picked battalion of the 
Seventh, which, under the gallant Colonel Dan 
Rodman, made that brave but deadly assault on 
Fort Wagner in July, 1863. He was one of the 
handful of men who scaled the rebel parapet and 
were captured inside the fort, having advanced 
so far that escape was impossible. For the next 
year and a half and until March 1, 1865, he was 
in rebel prisons, in Charleston, Columbia, and 
Charlotte. At one time, in company with Major 
Henry W. Camp of Hartford, he escaped from 
the prison in Columbia. For several days they 
lived in woods, swamps, and negro cabins during 
the day, and traveled northeast at night, until 
they had nearly reached the Union lines, when 
they were recaptured and subjected to consider- 
able harsh treatment. (The story is told by Rev. 
H. Clay Trumbull in " Knightly Soldier," the 
biography of Major Camp.) Finally he was 
paroled, and rejoined his regiment just in time to 
witness the final collapse of the Rebellion. Then 
Captain Chamberlain resigned, and, almost be- 
fore Ire reached his home, the good people of New 
Britain elected him to the Legislature. From 
1866 to 1868 he was in company with Major 
Kinney of Hartford, raising cotton on the St. 

Johns river, Florida, an occupation which en- 
larged his experience at the expense of his bank 
account. He returned North in 1868, stopping 
on the way as a delegate from Florida to the 
Republican National Convention. Here he was 
placed on the committee on permanent organiza- 
tion, where his vote made General Hawley pres- 
ident of the convention which first nominated 
General Grant. 

Since 1868 Mr. Chamberlain has made his 
home in New Britain, where he was married a 
dozen years since, and has a lovely family of 
seven children. For several years he was 
Assistant Pension Agent for the State under 
Colonel Rodman, holding the office until the dis- 
trict was merged with that of Massachusetts. 
During most of the time since 1868 he has been 
judge of the New Britain City Court, having 
been appointed when the court was established, 
and his tenure of office being undisturbed except 
during the rare intervals when the Democrats 
: have controlled the Legislature. For the past 
| five years by successive re-elections he has been 
judge of probate for the Berlin District. At the 
last Republican National Convention at Chicago 
he represented the First District. 


Hon. LUZERNE I. Ml XsoX 


Luzerne I. Munson was born in Wallingford 
(Northford Society), in March, 1837. He re- 
ceived a common school education, and also 
attended for two years the Durham Academy. 
In 1854, at the age of 17, he came to Waterbury 
and engaged as a boy in the service of the 
Apothecaries 7 Hall Company, where he remained 
until 1861, when he went as book-keeper ami 
shipping clerk with the City Manufacturing 
Company, since merged with the Benedict & 
Burnham Manufacturing Company, occupying 
the position for a year and a half. In L862 he 
moved to Meriden to take the offices of Secretary 
and Treasurer of Julius Pratt & Co., ami later 
was Secretary and Treasurer of Pratt, Read 
& Co., when the three firms, of which that firm 
was constituted, were consolidated. In L863, at 
the age of 26, he returned to Waterbury ami re- 


entered, a- Secretary ami i 
liahment where ho had previous 
as a \)o\ . tlu« Apothecaries 1 Ball I 
which la has since been tin 
Aside from hi- large political acquaint 
Mr. Munson a ly and popnlaiij 

throughout the State as ua) mem- 

bers --t' the I lonnecticut Imam 
tion, tor several ( f its 

Executive Committee, and 
ident 1 1 • ;» member of the \ 

Pharmaceutical A- M V 

ical record i> that of a party lead. 
rather than aa that of an office-holder. Ho ha* 
served five \ears as a membei ird of 

Fire < Jommissioners, ami • 
He is at present a member of the Board 
Commissioners. 1 v he ha* Uvn t: 


date of his party for Mayor of the city of Water- 
bury, and came very near an election in a city 
largely Democratic. He has been for ten years 
a member of the Republican State Committee, 
and declined further service at the late State 
Convention, lie was a delegate to the late 
Republican Xational Convention, and was chosen 
Assistant Secretary from this State. 

As a business man Mr. Munson exhibits in- 
dustry, honesty, and ability, and has achieved a 
substantial success. Asa political leader he pos- 
sesses similar qualities, with corresponding re- 
sults. The openness of his political methods 
and the frankness of his manners make him 
popular alike with supporters and opponents, 
and he has escaped, in a large degree, the per- 
sonal bitterness and hostility which political 


activity often entails. Engaged lor many years 
in such activity in Waterbury, in State, Con- 
gressional, and local contests of great warmth 
and closeness, the integrity and fairness of his 
methods have never been questioned, and his old 
political enemies rejoice with his friends in the 
honor of an election which he has earned by his 
services and justifies by his abilities. His busi 
ness training and experience qualify him thor- 
oughly for the duties which he will be, as Comp- 
troller of the State, called upon to perform. He 
is active and prominent in all public affairs 
relating to the community in which he lives, and 
we may reasonably look for exceptional thor- 
oughness and efficiency in the more exalted and 
wider field of public service in which he has now 
been placed. 





The subject of this sketch is now forty-eight 
years of age, having been born in the village of 
Whitney ville, a suburb of New Haven, Conn., 
August 28, 1830. His father was a gunmaker 
by occupation, and was in the employ of the 
Whitney Arms Company for many years prior 
to his death, which occurred at the age of forty- 
seven, in December, 1855. The mother was a 
daughter of Captain Stephen Richards, a noted 
sea-captain residing in West Haven, Conn., who 
followed the sea in command of large vessels 
early and late in life. 

Both the father and mother were highly 
respected in the city of New Haven, where they 
made their residence upon their marriage in 1831. 

In early boyhood the son was placed under the 
instruction of the late Amos Smith, a famous 
teacher of boys in New Haven in his day, where 
he rapidly acquired a fair education. He devel- 
oped very early not only a disposition but an 
eagerness for work, and after school hours earned 
considerable money by carrying papers ; at one 
time carrying three routes daily, besides feeding 
the press and doing up the morning mail. ' It is 
in the memory of many New Haven people that 
the boy manifested thus early in life, and in a 
marked degree, the alertness, quickness of per- 
ception, and promptness in action which have 
always characterized him as a man. 
' At the age of fourteen he entered mercantile 
life as book-keeper in a large dry goods store in 
New Haven, which he surrendered at the end of 
a year to accept a more important business 
engagement, relinquishing this in turn when 
called to a clerkship in the New Haven Savings 
Bank. In the three years' service in this institu- 
tion he rose to the position of head clerk. 

He rendered important assistance in 1855 in 
the organization of the Tradesman's Bank of 
New Haven, and in February, 1856, accepted 
the position of teller of the City Bank of Now 
Haven, where he remained until engaging in 
business on his own account in February, L864. 
Commencing the coal business in a small way, 
he succeeded by energy and industry in building 
up one of the largest wholesale and retail coal 
concerns in New England. The handsome com- 
petence thus accumulated was partially swept 
away by financial reverses, and in 1880 he relin- 

quished bis own business to b< 

of the New York house of the '■'■ 
Repeating Am,.- Company. This position 
left in 1883 to conned himself with the flom 
ing banking-houses of W I ion in Y 

York, and T. L. Watson A I 
Conn., in the- management of the latter of which 
he is at present actively enga 

General Smith has always ?hown a marked 
taste for military lite, and an equally • 
nous ability tor the performance "t' the 
duties pertaining to it. Ho first 
Haven Grays in February, 1858, ai in 

the several grades of Private, ( trporal, and 8 
geant, as also Treasurer of the company until 
October 7, 1863, when he was appointed Adju- 
tant of the Second Regiment by Col. S. W. R 
logg. He was reappointed to this position by 
Col. S. E. Merwin on th< 
logg to the command of the brigade, an< - 
as Adjutant until June 4. L868, when, upon the 
retirement of Col. Merwin. ho I r of 

the regiment. 

On August 16, L869, he became I. itenant- 
Colonel, and August '.'. 1871, was promoted t«» 
the Colonelcy of the Second Regiment, which 
position he held until after the Kail encampment 
at Niantic in 1>74. when b< _ d with the 

full intention of retiring permanently from mili- 
tary life. 

During the three year- he had commanded tlu* 
Second Regiment he had brought it. by 
and untiring work and energy. t<» a high - 
discipline and drill, had taken the regiment OB 
several occasions beyond tin 1 State limits, and 
won distinction and lienor, not only for hifl 
immediate command, but for the entire National 
(Juard of the State. 

Appreciation of this service was moat emphati- 
cally shown when, after an absence from the 
regiment for one year, he was well-nigh 

pelled to again accept the command, an.. 
re-commissioned Colonel of the Second Regiment 
January L3, i N 7<'>. Stroi _ - « his loi 
the Second Regiment, he was onli | 
a second time accept it- colonelcy en being 
assured that not only ever} COIUM N 
hut even enlisted man in the regiment- 
seven hundred in all had voted in fin 
recall, making the expression in his favor 
lutely unanimous. 

He continued in command of the Severn! 


ment until July 8, 1878, when he was called to 
the command of the brigade by Governor Rich- 
ard D. Hubbard. This promotion was so richly 
merited, and so well-deserved a compliment to 
General Smith in recognition of his long and 
faithful service in the Connecticut National 
Guard, that it was received with perfect satisfac- 
tion by all parties, military and civil, in the State. 

General Smith continued in command of the 
brigade with universal acceptance until Jan. 8, 
1885, when he was appointed Adjutant-General 
by Gov. Harrison, which position he now holds. 

From his first connection with the National 
Guard of Connecticut to the present time, Gen- 
eral Smith's popularity has never waned. As a 
disciplinarian who can hold men to the strictest 
possible performance of duty, and yet retain 
not only their respect, but their hearty good-will. 
He has, in every position he has held, more than 
sustained a reputation already exceptionally high ; 
while his long service in the Guard with his 
heart in the work has rendered him thoroughly 
familiar with all its details, from the most 
important to the most minute. 

The very excellent condition of the National 
Guard at the present time is unquestionably due, 
in a large degree, to the military and administra- 
tive ability of General Smith ; and his appoint- 
ment to his present position, at the head of the 
staff of the Commander-in-Chief, is universally 
accepted as a well-merited recognition of past 
services and personal fitness for the position. 

In civil life General Smith has been an active 
worker in almost every enterprise affecting for 
good the interests of the city of New Haven. 
He served for seven years as Secretary of the 
Board of Engineers of the old volunteer Fire 
Department; has served his ward one year as 
Councilman, and subsequently for nearly three 
years as Alderman. He is a veteran Mason, and 
is connected with the Knights of Honor and 
various other >ocieties. While never a seeker 
for political preferment, General Smith is in 
politics a Republican. 

High School. He learned the druggists' pro- 
fession with the old firm of Lee, Sisson & Co., 
remaining with the company for eight years. 
For the past fourteen years he has been con- 
nected w T ith the business department of the 
Hartford Courant, and has manifested superior 
executive ability in the management of his work. 
His business qualifications have been proved 
very satisfactorily during the two months that he 
has occupied the office of Quartermaster-Gen- 
eral, and his administration promises to give the 
most complete satisfaction. The office is one of 
very great importance, considering the large 
amount of State property under its control and 
supervision. General Goodrich will faithfully 
guard the State's interests. He has been a 
member of the Connecticut National Guard since 
1866, and has been active and influential in 
promoting its interests. He enlisted in the 
Hartford City Guard in April, 1866, and served 
through all the non-commissioned grades in the 
company, and also as Color-Sergeant and Ser- 
geant-Major in the First Regiment. November 
21, 1876, he was appointed Adjutant of the regi- 
ment by Colonel P. W. Hudson, and was re-ap- 
pointed under Colonel Heman A. Tyler. He 
was promoted to the rank of Major in the First 
Regiment June 26, 1878, and to the Lieutenant- 
Colonelcy of the command November 20, 1884. 
December 2, 1882, he resigned as Major of the 
First, but was unanimously reelected, the officers 
and men of the regiment desiring universally his 
retention in office. He was with the First dur-' 
ing the Yorktown and Charleston visits in 1881, 
and has always been with it at the regular 
encampments at Niantic. His time, influence, 
and services have been given with the utmost 
enthusiasm to the National Guard, that having 
been for years the organization in the success of 
which he has felt the deepest interest. General 
Goodrich possesses very enjoyable social and 
personal qualities, and is honored and esteemed 
by all who come into contact with him. 



"Wa^ born in Hartford, May 16, 1849, and 
received a thorough public school education, 
including a two years' course at the Hartford 



Was born at Northampton, Mass., January 19, 
1841. His father, Henry A. D wight, was for a 
number of years at the head of an educational 
institute at Norfolk, Ya., and General Dwight 


was there with him during 1853 and 1854. Ee- 
turning north, lie engaged early in life in the dry 
goods trade at Northampton, and was living 
there at the outbreak of the war. He enlisted 
in the three months' service, but the Northamp- 
ton quota being filled, he was not able to go to 
the front with the first troops from the State. 
He again enlisted in September, 1861, and was 
instrumental in organizing Company A of the 
Twenty-seventh Massachusetts Regiment. Sep- 
tember 20, 1861, he was appointed Sergeant- 
Major of the command, and was with it through 
the Burnside Expedition in North Carolina. In 
December, 1861, he was appointed Second Lieu- 
tenant of Company H, and April 1, 1862, he was 
promoted to the First Lieutenancy of Company 
A. In August of that year he received his Cap- 
tain's commission. Mr. W. P. Derby, in his 
admirable history of the Twenty-seventh Massa- 
chusetts, speaks in the highest terms of Captain 
Dwight. " Fortunately for Company A," he 
says, " there was one in the regiment, by birth 
and association allied with them, who was a nat- 
ural leader, of courage and ability, and to him 
the command fell." Captain D wight's advance- 
ment was won through earnest and valiant ser- 
vices at the front. He remained with his regi- 
ment in North Carolina until the fall of 1863, 
when he was assigned to provost duty at Norfolk, 
where he had passed a couple of years — 1853 
and 1854 — as a student under his father's direc- 
tion and tutorship. He remained there until 
the spring of 1864, when he accompanied his 
regiment in the James River campaign under 
General Butler. March 1, 1864, he was ap- 
pointed recruiting officer of the Twenty-seventh, 
and under his leadership 143 members re-enlisted. 
"The appointment of Captain Dwight for this 
important work," says Mr. Derby in his history 
of the regiment, " was a recognition not only of 
his ability, but of his high standing with the 
rank and file. He was regarded by them as n 
man of unusual probity and honor, and his 
remarkable success in re-enlisting was due to 
this confidence." He served with the Twenty- 
seventh until May 16, 1864, when, under special 
order from headquarters, Eighteenth Army Corps, 
he was assigned to staff service as Assistant-Com- 
missary of Subsistence, and remained with the 
Second Division of the Corps until the close 
of his term of service, September 28, L864. 
Throughout his army career of three years. 

"Captain Dwight'i intelligei \ _ ^r\- 

otic service," sa ! M . De • il 

self-forgetful spirit, inspired anii 
and regard." 11- ie -till one of tb 
most popular represent^ 
the regimental association. 

Genera] Dwight removed from Northampton 
to Hartford in January, 1865, 
resided here. Ee e _ _ ess with £. 

N. Kellogg & Co., wool 

with Au-rin Dunham & Son-. In ]-?.•. irith 
Drayton LLillyer of this city, 1.- _ the 

firm of II. ('. Dwight & Co., al presei I I 
Skinner & Co.. conducting an 
trade throughout the W< 5t, Soul 
England. General Dwight has 
Court of Common Council from I urtfa 

Ward, three years a- Councilman and four as 
Alderman. He i? now serving bis second term 
as member of the Board of Street ( 
He was one of the charter memh aofB 
Tyler Post, G. A. K.. of this mv 

mander of the Union Veto ttalkwi'on Battle- 

Flag Day, and also on Buckingham Day. As 
an old soldier and citizen la* enjoys the fa] 
confidence of the public, and is a man whom all 
share in honoring. 


I OMMISfi UK1 -■■! V(] i:.\l . 

Was born at Collinsville, Conn., Jnly 21, B 

Removed to Springfield, Ma—., when about two 

years old. Waa educated in the public selnnils. 

also at Phillips Academy, And.-\ 

also at Williston Seminary at Easthampton, 

Rffass. Joined the Springfield City Guard in 

L858, and was an active member of the company 

when the war broke out. Was 6 

L861, by Governor Andrew, t.» raise a company 

for the Tenth Ma-. Infantry, for thn 

and was commissioned Captain of Company 

that regiment. Mustered into the - 

United States at Hampden P . Springfield, 

Mass., June 21, 1861. Went with his regiment 

to Washington, D. C, sailing I July 

25th, Remained with his company nnt D 

her 1861, when he was ordered ' 

adier General Fred Lander, in Western \ 

as aide-de-camp. Joined his staff at P 

\Y. Ya.. and remained until General Lander's 


death in February, 1862. General Shields having 
been placed in command of Lander's old Division, 
Captain Barton was retired at his own request, 
and was ordered to join his company at Hamp- 
ton, Ya. Commanded his company in all the 
battles of McClellan's peninsular campaign about 
Richmond, commanding his regiment as Senior 
Captain during the battle of Malvern Hill, though 
not yet of age, and was very favorably com- 
mended by General D. N. Couch for his bravery 
in that action. Remained in command of his 
regiment after the arrival of the army at Har- 
rison's Landing until he w T as ordered home on 
sick leave, and when sufficiently recovered was 
assigned to the recruiting service at Boston. 
Was designated by Governor Andrew to assist in 
recruiting the Second Regiment Cavalry, of 
which regiment he was promised one of the 
majorities, but in the meantime was returned, 
and ordered to join his regiment at Falmouth, 
Ya. He at once reported for duty, and was as- 
signed to Company I. Participated in the charge 
and capture of Mary's Heights in rear of Fred- 
ericksburg, and, later in the day, in the battle of 
• w Salem Church," where he was slightly wounded. 
During the inarch into Maryland, he was ordered 
to report to Brigadier-General H. L. Eustis as 
Adjutant-General, Second Regiment, Third Di- 
vision, Sixth Corps, which was commanded by 
the gallant Sedgwick. Was wounded at the bat- 
tle of Gettysburg, and still carries the ball in his 
leg. Remained in the same position until after 
the battle of Chantilly, where he was captured by 
Mosely, while on duty. Was then taken to Libby 
Prison at Richmond, where he was confined until 
February 29, 1864. After he was exchanged, he 
whs ordered to assume his old position as Adju- 
tant-General on the staff of Brigadier-General 
Edwards, who had succeeded General Eustis. 

Participated in all the battles of General Grant's 
famous campaign about Richmond and Peters- 
burg, until the expiration of his time of service, 
when he was mustered out at Springfield, June 
21, 1861, and honorably discharged. Was 
breveted Major and Lieutenant-Colonel by the 
President, for gallant and meritorious service 
during the w r ar, particularly* at Malvern Hill and 
Fredericksburg. He entered the employ of 
the Adams Express Company in December, 1868, 
in New York, was shortly transferred to Boston, 
and later, in 1871, was again transferred to Hart- 
ford, Conn.; again, in 1879, was transferred to 
New Haven, and promoted to agent of the com- 
pany, which position he now holds. 



Of Stamford, was born in Newark, N. J., in 
1847. At the age of seventeen, while preparing 
for college, the invasion of Pennsylvania by the 
rebel General Lee's army determined him to en- 
list, and he joined the Second Regiment of New 
Jersey volunteers, as a private, serving until he 
was discharged on account of illness. He after- 
wards studied medicine in the office of Professor 
James R. Wood of New York, and graduated 
from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1869. 
He was two years in the West as surgeon, with 
Major-General J. W. Powell's exploring expedi- 
tion. He represented the town of Stamford in the 
Legislature in 1883, serving as Chairman of the 
Insurance Committee on the part of the House. 
Dr. Geib lias been a resident physician of Stam- 
ford for ten years, and has acquired a lucrative 



Aide-de-Camp, resides - at Danielsonville, where 
he is engaged in the practice of dentistry. 
He is married but has no children. He 
was born at Brooklyn, Conn., in 1843 
and was educated in the common schools 
and at West Killingly Academy, until the 
age of fifteen, when, finding himself one of a 
large family with small fortune, and possessed of 
a desire to see the world, he went to sea, after- 
wards doing service in the Navy during the war 
of the Rebellion, where he was attached to the 
United States Steamer Mohican, and later was 
in the employ of the United States, at Springfield, 
Mass. Soon after the war closed he adopted the 
profession of a dentist, and has established a fine 
practice in Windham county. He has been a 
student all his life and in 1877 graduated from 
the Law School of the Boston University, but 
has never taken up the law as a business. 

He represented Killingly in the House of 1879 
and held numerous local offices, including that of 
Judge of Probate for four years. 

He did good service on the stump for Blaine in 
the late campaign, speaking both as a free lance 
and under the direction of the State Central 


Aide-de-Camp, was born at Norwich in this State, 
June 26, 1850. His elementary education was 
received at the public schools of his native city. 
Graduating at the Norwich Free Academy, he 
prepared for a course of instruction in the Sheffield 
Scientific School, but was prevented from entering 
that institution by a trouble of his eyes which 
threatened permanent loss of sight. Afterwards 
recovering the use of them, he entered the works 
of the Mowry Axle and Machine Company for 
the purpose of obtaining a practical knowledge 
of this business. Remaining in the mechanical 
department two years, he was promoted to the 
business department of the same company, which 
place he retained until 1876. About this time a 
new enterprise was organized in Norwich, for 
the manufacture of the "Page Steam Heater," 
for furnishing artificial heat to residences and 
public buildings. Col. Mowry became interested 

in this, and, having dissolved his former 

ness connections, entered actively into the new 
enterprise, becoming Treasurer and M ■ ger of 
the Page Steam Heating Company. i ugh 
his exertions this company has 
larged its business and operations, until do* 
reputation is co-extensive with the country r 

Col. Mowry's business and social qualities 
have made for him a host of friends in b 
city, to whom his appointment on the Btaff of 
Gov. Harrison will be exceedingly gratifying. 

Col. C. H. E. NOTT, 

Aide-de-Camp, was born in Xew Haven. Decem- 
ber 17, 1851. After a thorough education 
in the public schools of the city he entered mer- 
cantile life with the firm of Hop} 'in A: Deming, 
dealers in dry goods. He was also for a * 
connected with the fancy goods establishment «•!' 
C. F. Beckley. In 1870 he entered the employ 
of Foy & Harmon, now Foy, Harmon vv. Chad- 
wick, corset manufacturers, with whom he is still 
connected as book-keeper and general confiden- 
tial clerk. 

Colonel Nott has taken a deep interest in poli- 
tics from boyhood, and has for year- been on< 
the most faithful and reliable workers in the 
ranks of the New Haven Republicans, and a 
trusted member of the party councils. Although 
never an office-seeker, he has frequently been 
called upon to perform public service. In Lfi 
he was Clerk of the City Board of Councilmen, 
and also served as clerk ot' several important 
municipal committees. He lias alsi tin- 

candidate of the Republican meml a the 

Court of Common Council for Assistant Cit) 
Clerk, and last year was the candidal wn 

Clerk on the Republican general ticket. 

Colonel Nott took an active part in the last 
presidential campaign, and waa largely instru- 
mental in the formation of the Young M - 
Republican club, of which organization lie ■ 
the First Vice-President A modest ami ui a 
suming gentleman, prompt and efficient in the 
performance ot' his duties, universally popular. 
he is recognized as one of the rising young men 
of New Haven, with a future full ofpron ifi 



Aide-de-Camp, was born at Watertown, in this 
State, December 20, 1817; was educated at the 
Collegiate and Commercial Institute in New 
Haven, where he first donned a uniform and at- 
tained rank of Lieutenant. He enlisted in the New 
Haven Grays in IS 72, rose to the rank of Lieuten- 
ant, and more recently succeeded to that of Captain 
and Adjutant in the Fourth Regiment Connecti- 
cut National Guards, which position he resigned 
to accept his present appointment of Aide-de- 
Camp on the staff of Governor Harrison. Col. 
Warren is well known throughout the State in 
military, Masonic, and social circles. During the 
last political campaign he was Major in com- 
mand of the famous " Mollie Pitcher club " of 
Bridgeport, which city is his place of residence, 
and where he is now serving his second term as 
an Alderman. He is thirty-seven years of age, 
and married. His business is banking, and his 
connections are with the First National Bank of 


Assistant Adjutant-General, was born in a moun- 
tain town of Windham county, Vermont, where 
he graduated from a little red school-house at the 
age of thirteen, with the expectation — on the part 
of his parents — that he would spend the rest of 
1 lis life on a farm. He was so little fascinated by 
this prospect that he contrived to make himself 
sufficiently useless as a farm boy to secure at the 
age of fourteen a clerkship in a village store. 
Not attaining to the position of partner in the 
concern, at the end of six months he started out 
as a commercial traveler on his own account, and 
explored a good portion of the State, with his 
capital invested in a hand-bag of sewing silk. 
The varying fortunes of this occupation during 
three years netted him a dividend consisting 
mainly of experience, and with this he settled 
down to work ©n a farm in Litchfield in this 
State, where he remained until 1859, when he 
went to Xew Haven and entered Russell's 
Military school with the purpose of fitting for 
college. At the commencement of the war in 
L861, when the three months regiments were 
encamped in Xew Haven, young White was one 
of several students of Russell's school who were 

sent as drill masters to the First Regiment. 
Two hours before the First was to embark on the 
Bienville for Washington, Colonel Dan Tyler 
offered him a Second Lieutenant's commission on 
condition that he would follow with Colonel 
Terry's regiment the next day and join the First 
in Washington. After a hasty consultation with 
General Russell, White accepted the offer, em- 
barked with the Second Regiment the following 
day. and joining the First, was given his com- 
mission and assigned to Company C, in which 
position he served with marked ability until the 
muster-out of the regiment. 

He then returned to the school,- where he 
remained as Adjutant until the call for troops in 
1862. The temptation then was great to enter 
college with his classmates, but he opened a 
recruiting office instead, raised a company for 
the " Lyon Regiment," and entered the service 
again as Captain of Company " E," 15th C. V. 

Late in 1864 he was commissioned by Gov- 
ernor Buckingham as Colonel of the 10th C. V., 
but on reporting to Gen. Butler at Bermuda 
Hundred was informed that he could only be 
mustered in that grade on condition that the 
regiment was recruited up to the minimum 
required by orders. He declined a detail on 
recruiting service for that purpose, and returned 
to the Fifteenth and to his rank of Captain. He 
was captured with his regiment near Kingston, 
N. C, when Gen. Cox was moving up from 
New Berne to meet Sherman at Galesboro ; was 
rather anxiously engaged for three days and 
nights in trying to find his way out of the Con- 
federacy without a rebel guard, but was finally 
recaptured while trying to cross the Roanoke 
river on a raft, and got to Libby prison three 
days in advance of his regiment. 

He was stricken with typhoid fever while in 
Libby, but was carried to the boat by his com- 
rades when the regiment was paroled, and knew 
nothing more of the war until he " came to him- 
self" in the Naval School Hospital at Annapolis 
after Lee's surrender. 

Returning to New Haven, Captain White was 
at once made Chief of Police, which position he 
filled with conspicuous ability until he resigned 
to accept a better salary as general superinten- 
dent of a gold mining company in North Caro- 
lina. Five years were given to this service, 
when, during the Ku-Klux excitement, the mills 
and machinery of the company were burned to 


the ground, and he returned North. He was at 
once offered the position of Superintendent of 
the New Haven Water Company, which lie held 
until made President and Superintendent of the 
Connecticut Water Pipe Company. After three 
years' employment in this capacity he served for 
a like period as Superintendent of the Connecti- 
cut General Hospital at New Haven. He next 
embarked in the manufacture and introduction 
of a patent air-bed of his own invention, and 
garnered, another dividend of experience minus 
the shekels. 

Five years' service with the Diamond Match 
Company, followed by a six months' engagement 
in the mining regions of Colorado and a like 
period in" journalism," brought him to the open- 
ing of the last presidential campaign, when he 
entered upon the duties of Secretary of the 
Kepublican Town Committee in New Haven. 

Col. White is a long-time member of the Grand 
Army of the Republic, and held, in 1883, the 
position of Post Commander of Admiral Foote 
Post in New Haven, resigning while in Colorado. 
In politics he has never been other than a straight 

Lieut.-Col. B. F. BLAKESLEE, 

Assistant Quartermaster-General, was a member 
of Governor Jewell's staff during the three terms 
that the latter was at the head of the State ad- 
ministration, occupying the position to wdiich he 
has now been recalled. For the past eleven years 
he has been engaged in the brokerage business in 
Hartford, and is an able and efficient manager. 
During the war Colonel Blakeslee was a soldier 
and officer in the Sixteenth Connecticut, serving 
with honor and gallantry in every battle and skir- 
mish in which the regiment participated. At 
Antietam he received a severe wound in the head, 
but returned to the field immediately after his 

recovery. He was with the Sixteenth dm 

siege of Suffolk. Ya.. and in the 
the Edenton Road had the honor of captt 
two prisoners. In the engagement on t. 
semond he was again dangerously wounded 
left for dead on the Held. J: 
effects of his injuries, he returned I *>m- 

mand, and participated in the final i _ _ nent 
of the Sixteenth at Plymouth. N. C. II 
mand occupied a perilous position under the e 
my's fire, and made a courageous resistance on 
the morning of April :_><>. 1864, when the Union 
works were carried by the rebel forces. From 
the capture of the garrison on, for ten months 
so, he was confined in rebel prisons with hifl set 
ciate officers, and was incarcerated at Macon, 
Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, and other 
ons. At Charleston he was allotted bj tin- Con- 
federates for the retaliation measures which v. 
adopted for preventing the Union tire on the city. 
Six hundred officers were selected and placed in 
position to receive the fire from the Union artil- 
lery. Colonel Blakeslee's army career was in 
all respects one of honor and credit, and deserv- 
ing of the most genuine approval and commenda- 
tion. He is the historian of the Sixteenth Regi- 
ment, and published an interesting volume 
cerning its services in the field, lit is oi 
the original members of the Hartford City Guard, 
and is the quartermaster of the veteran battal- 
ion. For a number of years he has been the 
secretary of his regimental association and tn - 
urer of the Army and Xavv Club <>t" ( ut. 

and has kept up his army interests witl _ 
earnestness and enthusiasm, lie i- an excellent 
business man. possessing- fine executive ability, 
and is in every way competent for official dut - 

Colonel Blakeslee was horn at Southil _ 
September i\ 184*>. He learned the drugg al 
profession with John Braddock of Hartford, and 
subsequently for some years followed the busi- 
ness. For the last ten years he has been engag 
in the stock brokerage business. 




Hon. Orville H. Platt, one of the United 
States Senators from Connecticut, was born in the 
town of Washington, Litchfield County, in this 
State, on July 19, 1827, and will therefore be 
fifty-eight years of age in July next. He was a 
son of Daniel (x. Platt, a farmer, and worked 
upon his father's farm until he was 20 years of 
age. His education was received in the common 
schools and in the academy of Frederick W. 
Gunn, of wide reputation in later years as the 
pricipal of " The Gunnery," so-called, in the 
town of Washington, an institution of learning 
which became justly celebrated. Mr. Platt stud- 
ied law in the office of Hon. Gideon H. Hollister, 
Litchfield, the well-known historian of Connecti- 
cut, who died in 1881, and was admitted to the 
bar in Litchfield in 1849. Subsequently he 
secured admission to the Pennsylvania bar in 
Towanta, Bradford County, and spent six months 

in the office of Hon. Ulysses Mercur, n.-w Chief- 
Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. 
He returned to Connecticut in L851, and l< 
in Meriden as a practitioner of law, ami has since 
made that city his home. In L855 ,: he WIS 
Clerk of the Connecticut Senate, and « - 
Secretary of State in L857. In 1861 _ b< 
member of the Senate, and in L864 and 1869 
was elected to the House. — the last year serving 
as its Speaker. In all these positions he dis- 
played exceptional qualifications and shoi 
special aptitude for legislative business. In l N T7 
he was chosen State Attorney tor New Eaves 
County, and held that place till elected, in 
to the United States Senate to sueeeed 11 «t 
William 11. Bamum. His first term in tin S 
ate expired March 3, L886, hut he is hifl 
successor in that honorable office, having been re- 
elected for a second term on the 801 Quary 


the present year, by the unanimous vote of the 
Republican members in the State Legislature. 

This is a rough sketch of his career, which has 
been in all respects useful and honorable. Mr. 
Piatt's name was first mentioned in connection 
with the high office of United States Senator in 
1868, when a lively contest occurred in the Legis- 
lature betweenthe supporters of Ex-Governor 
AYilliam A. Buckingham and General Joseph R. 
Hawley. He had worked up no canvass, but a 
minority of the Republican voters voted for him 
steadily through many ballots, and finally de- 
cided the contest between the two principals by 
voting for Governor Buckingham. In the con- 
test of 1879 the chief candidates to start with 
were General Hawley and Governor Jewell, Mr. 
Piatt again coming in with a strong balance of 
power, but this time with the prestige of a larger 
acquaintance in the State, and consequently with 
more powerful influences. The canvass which 
determined the issue was well equipped with 
some of the best Republicans of the State, and 
its votes were so varying that at one time during 
the balloting General Hawley came within two 
votes of receiving a majority, while Mr. Piatt on 
the same ballot had but three votes. For three 
ballots Mr. Piatt had only five votes. That was 
his lowest — two cast by the members from his 
own town, and the other by the Senator from 
the Meriden District. From that point, how- 
ever, his strength developed, and a few ballots 

more, which closed at three o'clock in the morn- 
ing, gave him the nomination. 

Mr. Piatt in person is tall and commanding. 
His manners are genial and popular. He is a 
pleasant speaker and a good debater — always 
clear and concise, wasting very few words for 
the sake of oratorical effect. As a lawyer he has 
had for many years a high standing at the bar, 
and has made a specialty of patent cases, though 
doing a general law practice. All his life he has 
been a promoter of Christian and philanthropic 
enterprises, actively working for the best good of 
society through the organized channels of religion 
and temperance, while by his own example assist- 
ing in every good cause. 

In the Senate assignment of committees in the 
last Congress he was Chairman of the Committee 
on Patents, a member of the Committee on Pen- 
sions, and for some time after Senator Teller's 
appointment as Secretary of the Interior, acting 
Chairman on Revision of Laws, and on Contin- 
gent Expenses of the Senate. His speech on the 
arrears of the pensions, which has been favorably 
commented upon for its terse vigor and good 
sense by many leading papers, is a fair specimen 
of his methods in public debate, proving what 
has already been said — that he aims at the point 
under discussion rather than to secure rhetorical 
embellishment, though his language is always as 
finished as it is clear and forcible. 




Hon. Joseph R. Hawley, U. S. Senator from 
Connecticut, is a native of North Carolina, born 
at Stewartsville, in that State, on the 31st of 
October, 1826. His father, who was a clergy- 
man, settled there, and it was during a tem- 
porary residence in the State that the son was 
born. During his boyhood the family moved to 
Cazenovia, N. Y. Later, Joseph came to Hart- 
ford and entered the High School, and in course 
of time entered Hamilton College, from which lie 
was graduated in 1847. Three years later he 
was admitted to the bar in Hartford, and subse- 
quently entered into a law partnership with Hon. 
John Hooker, now the reporter fur the Supreme 
Court of Connecticut. He practiced law for 
several years, but his tastes were political. He 
had, from the experiences of his youth and his 
natural training, become strongly opposed to the 

institution of slavery, and when the question ot 

extension into the territories of the Unil 

was opened by the passage ot' the K:u>as- 

Nebraska bill in 1854. and the whole Bubje 

agitated by the struggles in Kansas, I .• 

aroused to a point where his profession a - 

little account. It was in his law office, February 

4. L856, in response to his invitation, thai 

M. Niles, Gideon Welles, and other prominent 

Hartford gentlemen, met and took Btepfl whieh 

led to the organization of the Republican party 

in Connecticut. The Hart 

established as the organ ot' this party. In W 7 

Mr. Hawley gave ap his law practice and :■• 

its chief editor, and was acting in that capacity 

when the war of the Rebellion broke out. in 8 

He was the first man in Connecticut to enroll his 

name in the volunteer service, and went I 


field as Captain of Company A, First Regiment 
Connecticut Volunteers. From that time until 
the close of the war lie saw continuous service, 
and rose by promotion through the several grades 
of military advancement until he was a Brigadier- 
General of volunteers and then a brevet Major- 
General, with which rank he was mustered out 
of service January 15, 1866. After the surren- 
der of Lee at Appomattox, General Terry, a 
Connecticut man, was placed in command at 
Richmond, and General Hawley served with 
him as his Chief of Staff until the volunteer 
army was disbanded. 

Very soon after he was mustered out of 
service the Republicans of Connecticut met in 
State convention and nominated him for Gov- 
ernor. His opponent was James E. English 
of New Haven. He was elected by a popular 
majority of 541, after a very closely-contested 
campaign, and a singular coincidence was fur- 
nished in the result — showing the even political 
balance in the State, notwithstanding war issues 
— by the fact that General Hawley's majority in 
the year following the war was precisely that 
which Governor Buckingham, the Republican 
candidate, received in the year preceding the 
beginning of hostilities between the North and 
the South. In 1867 he was renominated for 
Governor, but was defeated. During all this 
period here referred to General Hawley had 
retained his interest in the Hartford Press. In 
1867 General Hawley and his associates bought 
a controlling interest in the Hartford Gourant, 
and the Evening Post took the place of the Press 
in the evening field. He has since been nom- 
inally editor-in chief of the Courant, though 
devoting very little personal attention to it, as his 
time has been devoted to more public matters. 

In 1868 General Hawley was a delegate-at- 
large to the Republican National Convention 
held in Chicago, and was elected President of 
that body, which placed in nomination General 
U. S. Grant for the Presidency. It was at a 
time when new and dangerous financial doctrines 
were being advocated, and the integrity of the 
government was threatened regarding its mon- 
eyed obligations, and to General Hawley was 
largely due the prevailing sentiments of the con- 
vention on the right side of this question. His 
speech on taking the chair anticipated the plat- 

form and contained in one expression, that the 
bonds of the government " must be held as sacred 
as soldiers' graves," all that was needed to close 
the argument against repudiation or dishonor. 
He was also a member of the convention, in 1872, 
which renominated Grant, and was Secretary of 
the Committee on Resolutions ; and again, in 
1876, at Cincinnati, he represented Connecticut 
and was Chairman of the Resolutions Commit- 
tee. From 1873 to the close of the Centennial 
Exhibition at Philadelphia he was its President, 
and at the conclusion of the great exposition he 
was presented with a handsome testimonial in 
recognition of the valuable services he had 
given to the enterprise as the head of the national 
commission. In November, 1872, he was elected 
to Congress from the First Connecticut District 
to fill the unexpired term of Julius L. Strong, 
deceased. He was elected for the full term suc- 
ceeding, defeating William W. Eaton, the Demo- 
cratic candidate. Subsequently he was twice 
defeated by George M. Landers, and again 
elected, and in 1880 he declined a renomination 
to become a candidate for United States Senator, 
to which position the Legislature of 1881 elected 
him for a term of six years. He was first a can- 
didate for this position in 1868, and was defeated 
by Governor Buckingham. In 1872 he obtained 
a caucus nomination, but was defeated by a com- 
bination of Republicans and Democrats, who 
supported Senator Ferry. 

In the Forty-seventh Congress, General Haw- 
ley was Chairman of the Committee on Civil 
Service and Retrenchment, and a member of the 
Committee on Military Affairs and Railroads, 
and of the Joint Committee on Public Printing. 
In the last Congress he was on the same commit- 
tees, being Chairman of the Civil Service Com- 
mittee and second on the Committee on Rail- 
roads. He has taken a prominent part in the 
debates in the Senate, especially on financial 
questions and matters relating to the tariff. 

General Hawley is a vigorous campaign speak- 
er, and is always in demand when important 
elections are pending. He rarely prepares his 
speeches in detail, but relies upon the inspiration 
of the moment, and in purely extemporaneous 
effort has few superiors. He has strong and 
earnest convictions, and possesses the courage to 
avow them on all proper occasions. 





Hon. John R. Buck of Hartford, was born at 
Glastonbury, December 6, 1836, and was educated 
at Wilbraham Academy and Wesley an Univer- 
sity. After leaving Wesleyan Mr. Buck engaged 
in teaching for several years. He was Principal 
of Grammar or High Schools at Glastonbury, 
Bloomfield, South Manchester, and at Mood us. 
East Haddam, spending the years 1858 and 1850 
at the latter place. He studied law in the office 
of Judge Martin Wells and the late Congressman 
Strong, with the latter of whom he afterwards 
became associated in partnership, lie was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1862, and has since been in 
practice in Hartford. Mr. Buck is one of the 
leading lawyers at the Hartford bar, and lias 
been engaged as counsel in a large number 
of important cases involving the rights and duties 
of municipal, railroad, and other corporations. 

He has had a liberal and remunerative pracl 

and has established a high reputation in his 
profession. Tn 1864 Mr. Buck was elected 
Assistant Clerk ot' the Connecticut II - 
Representatives, Clerk in I s ' v. and Clerk of the 
Senate in ISM. lie was President o( the Com- 
mon Council of the city »>t' Hartford in 1868, and 
was City Attorney in l s 71 and l v 7-'>. He was 
Treasurer of the county of Hartford L863 L8S 
In 1ST'.* he was elected a member of the State 
Senate from the First Senatorial District 
official returns gave him a plurality of 76] I 
and a clear majority of 608, While a member ^\ 
the State Senate he served a- Chairman of the 
Committees on Incorporations and Constitutional 
Amendment-. Both en the floor o\ the Senate 
and in the committee-room he was always found 
ready and equipped for the duties devolving upon 


him. He participated in the formation of the 
new joint-stock law, and supported its adoption 
in the Senate, in one of the ablest speeches of 
the session. 

Mr. Buck was elected a member of the Forty- 
seventh Congress by the people of the First 
Congressional District, and served on the Com- 
mittees on " Indian Affairs " and on " Revision of 
Laws." Although it was Mr. Buck's first term 
in Congress, he became well and favorably known, 
and exerted an influence upon national legisla- 
tion beyond that of most members during a first 
term. He actively participated in the tariff 
legislation of that Congress and ardently worked 
for the protection of the varied manufacturing 
and farming interests in his district, with all 
which he is especially familiar. His reelection to 
the Forty-ninth Congress furnishes conclusive 

evidence of the high esteem in which his previous 
services in this position are held, and of the con- 
fidence reposed in him by his intelligent constit- 
uency of the First District. 

Mr. Buck is a strong and earnest advocate of 
protection for home industries, and believes in 
adequately rewarding the workingman for his 
labor. ISTo interest of the First Congressional 
District or of the State at large will suffer in his 
hands. A man unassuming in his manners, of 
vigorous and independent thought, of sound 
judgment and unimpeachable integrity, of liberal 
scholarship and training, and of broad and gen- 
erous sympathies, he w T ill represent the First 
District as he has done in the past, with dignity 
and honor in the councils of the National Con- 




Hon. Charles L. Mitchell is the son of the 
late Edward A. Mitchell, who was for many 
years Postmaster of New Haven. Mr. Edward 
A. Mitchell, with other members of the family, 
took an active part in establishing several of the 
great manufacturing industries which have built 
up the property of the district his son has been 
elected to represent. Through his mother, 
Charles L. Mitchell is a direct descendant of 
Thomas Fitch, who was Governor of Connecticut 
from 1754 to 1766. Fernhurst, the homestead 
of Charles L. Mitchell, is one of the most attrac- 
tive of the many beautiful residences in the 
environs of New Haven, and has been in the 
possession of the family for three generations. 
Charles L. Mitchell was born August 4. 1844, 
and educated at the well-known school of Gen- 
eral Russell, New Haven, the Rectory School, 

Haniden, and the Episcopal Academy, Cheshire. 
Later he spent two years in a journey around the 
world, visiting Asia. Africa, and Europe. 1 
actively engaged in business, being a director in 
the Winchester Arms Company, Meriden Britan- 
nia Company, Mitchell, Yance <fe < o.» th< C 
men's Bank, New Haven, etc lit is, n 
interested as a stockholder in many of the prom- 
inent manufacturing enterprises throughout this 
State, among them the Cheshire Brass Company, 
Benedict & Bnrnham Co., the Waterburj Clock 
Company, Waterbnry, K. Wallao v\ Sons, Wal- 
lingford, the Meriden Cutlery Company, Wilcox 
& White Organ Company, Meriden. ami the 
Bridgeport Brass Company. IK' is always ready 
to assist in promoting new industries that meet 
his approval, and his practical knowfc _ 
business and intelligent interest in scientific in- 


ventions connected with industrial progress, 
causes his counsel to be sought and valued by 
inventors. Mr. Mitchell represented the town of 
East Haven in the Legislature of 1878, his per- 
sonal popularity being attested by the fact that, 
though the town usually gives a Republican 
majority, lie carried it for the Democrats. In 
the following year he was nominated by the 
Democrats as their candidate for the Senatorial 
District, and though failing of an election, re- 
ceived more than a party vote in a majority of 
the towns. In private life Mr. Mitchell is a 
general favorite, a staunch friend, and a good 
neighbor. He is a generous patron of art, a 
buyer and reader of good books, and a skilled 
horticulturist. His collection of hot-house plants, 

and especially of ferns, is one of the finest in the 
State. He is a member of the vestry of St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church, ISTew Haven, and takes 
an active part in the support and management 
of the religious and benevolent institutions of the 
city and State. By family training and inherit- 
ance, as well as by his own deliberate choice, 
a Democrat, Mr. Mitchell is nevertheless entirely 
free from offensive partisanship. He not only 
accepts, but heartily believes in political progress, 
and has always the courage to stand by his 

Mr. Mitchell's first term in Congress expired 
on the 3d of March, 1885 ; he was reelected last 
Fall by a increased vote. 




Hon. John Turner Wait of Norwich, was 
born at New London, August 27, 1811. He 
received a mercantile training in early life, but, 
giving up that pursuit, prepared for college at 
Bacon Academy, Colchester, and entered Trinity 
College in the fall of 1832, where he remained 
for two years, prosecuting that course of studies 
which he deemed best adapted to qualify him for 
the profession of law. He studied law at first 
with Hon. L. F. S. Foster of Norwich, and sub- 
sequently with Hon. Jabez W. Huntington, and 
was admitted to the Bar in the fall of 1836. He 
at once commenced practice in Norwich, and lias 
since resided there. 

Mr. Wait is connected by blood with main of 
the oldest and leading families in Eastern Con- 
necticut. On his father's side he is associated 
with the Griswolds and Marvins of Lyme, while 
on his mother's side he is a lineal descendant of 

William Hyde and Thomas Tracy, two of the 

thirty-five colonists who settled at Norwich in 
1659. His family has given many prominent 
members to the legal profession. II is father was 
long one of the leading lawyers at the bar oi N 
London county, and for several year- ■ Judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas. He was I 
dential elector in 1793, and east hi- 
Washington. He was also one of the commis- 
sioners appointed by the General Aasemblj to 
dispose of the western lands and establish the 
present school fund. Mr. Wait's father repre- 
sented the town of Now London for nineteen 
sessions in the General Assembly, and 
era! times one of the candidates for Congress of 
the old Republican party during the admii - 
tion o\' Mr. Jefferson. Henry M. Wail, the 
father o\' the present Chief-Justice o( the United 
States, and eousin oi the subjeet ot' this sketch. 


was also a leading lawyer of New London county, 
and for a number of years held the position of 
Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of the State. 

Mr. Wait's maternal grandfather was Dr. 
Philip Turner, in his day a celebrated surgeon. 
At the early age of nineteen he was appointed 
assistant-surgeon of a provincial regiment under 
General Amherst, and served through the French 
war. In 1777 Congress elected him Surgeon- 
General of the Eastern Department, which station 
he filled with great ability till near the close of 
the war of the Revolution. In 1800 he removed 
to New York, where he continued in the practice 
of his profession till he was placed as physician 
in charge of the troops stationed at the fortifica- 
tions in the harbor of that city. This office he 
held until his death in 1815. 

Congressman Wait was State's Attorney for 
New London county in 1842-44, and also from 
1846 till 1854. Since the organization of the 
Bar Association in that county, in 1874, he has 
been its President, and for a large number of 
years has been closely identified with most mat- 
ters of legal interest in that section of the State. 
His law practice has been extensive and profita- 
ble, his commanding influence at the Bar insur- 
ing him all the business that can possibly be 
attended to. For the twenty-five years prior to 
entering Congress he had been engaged in nearly 
all the important cases, civil and criminal, that 
have co ne before the New London county courts. 
He has not in this respect been confined to his 
immediate locality, for his marked ability has 
been recognized throughout the State, and his 
services sought in important causes in other 
counties, and also before the Federal courts. 
Mr. Wait is an eminent jurist, and unquestiona- 
bly is one of the ablest advocates in Connecticut. 

Before the war Mr. Wait was a Democrat in 
politics, and was nominated by his party for 
Lieutenant-Governor for four consecutive years 
from 1854, receiving each year the highest vote 
of any candidate on the ticket. In 1860 he advo- 
cated the election of Stephen A. Douglas as 
President. At the outbreak of the war in 1860 
he became a strong Union man. 

His son, Lieutenant Marvin Wait, of the Eighth 
Connecticut regiment, served with distinguished 
courage on the field. In the gallant charge of that 
command at Antietam he fell mortally wounded. 

In 1864 Mr. Wait was one of the electors-at- 
large for Connecticut on the Lincoln-Johnson 
Presidential ticket. He was a member of the 
State Senate from the Eighth District during the 
years 1865 and 1866, the last year serving as 
President pro tempore of that body. In 1867 he 
was elected a member of the House of Represen- 
tatives from Norwich, and was nominated for 
Speaker by acclamation. Probably no gentle- 
man, as presiding officer of the House, was ever 
more thoroughly esteemed for " the ability, 
urbanity, and impartiality with which he dis- 
charged the duties of the chair." He was again 
elected to that body in 1871 and in 1873. In 
the session of 1871 he won unqualified praise for 
the speech which he delivered in support of the 
joint resolution declaring Marshall Jewell elected 
Governor of Connecticut. 

In 1874 he was the Republican candidate for 
Lieutenant-Governor, receiving the highest vote 
on that ticket. Subsequently he was elected to 
the Forty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy 
caused by the death of Hon. H. H. Starkweather, 
and was reelected to the Forty-fifth, the Forty- 
sixth, the Forty-seventh, the Forty-eighth, and 
the Forty-ninth Congresses. 

As a member of Congress Mr. Wait has cared 
for the interests of his constituents with untiring 
vigilance and zeal. The extensive industries 
which give employment to thousands of citizens 
in the two eastern counties of the State have had 
in him an intelligent and watchful guardian. 
As the advocate and friend of home industries he 
has steadily opposed in Congress every attempt 
to impair or weaken the laws under which Con- 
necticut manufacturing and mechanical interests 
have sprung up and prospered, and has given his 
support to every measure calculated to advance 
the commercial and agricultural prospects of the 

During his nine years of service at Washing- 
ton he has been invariably attentive to the 
demands made upon his time and consideration 
by his constituents in matters affecting their 
private interests. Courteous and frank toward 
all who have approached him, he has allied men 
to him by the strongest personal ties, and is 
universally popular throughout his district and 
the State. 




Hon. Edward Woodruff Seymour was born 
in Litchfield, August 30, 1832. He comes of a 
family which from the first settlement of this 
State has been intimately connected with its 
government. Since 1740, at eighty-three sessions 
of the General Assembly, in one or the other of 
its branches, the names of some of his immediate 
ancestors appear as members. He was graduated 
at Yale College in the year 1853, and immedi- 
ately thereafter began the study of the law with 
his father, the late Chief-Justice in this State. 
At that time Judge Seymour was in Congress, 
and his son acted as his private secretary for two 
years while pursuing his studies; thus early and 
thoroughly becoming acquainted with all the 
duties of a member of Congress. In 1856 he was 
admitted to the bar, and practiced law in his 
native town until 1875. He at once secured a 


large practice, and gained an enviable reputation 

both with the public and among his brethren at 
the bar. As an advocate in the trial of jury 
causes he is particularly successful: as a cross- 
examiner of witnesses he lias tew superiors in the 
State. He was elected a Representative in the 
General Assembly in the years 1869, I860, 13 
and 1871, and a State Senator in 1^7»'<. He - 
acted as Chairman of the Judiciary Oomraitt 
and as such has rendered valuable - B in 

shaping the laws of the State. In 1875 he 
moved his law business to Bridgeport, where he 
still continues it in partner-hip with his brother 
Morris W. Seymour. Since his removal 
Bridgeport he has constantly been engaged in 
extensively conducting litigation, and is oil 
the leaders of the Fairfield County Bar. His in- 
clinations lead him more toward the practiv 


his profession than toward political life. By 
birth, education, and connection, Mr. Seymour is 
a thorough Democrat, but permits no party ties 
to bind his convictions of duty. He is a believer 
in the principle of civil service reform, and is 

pledged to its support. Mr. Seymour entered 
upon his second term with the assembling of the 
Forty-ninth Congress, his first term having 
expired on the 3d of March, 1885. 




Hon. Francis Buell Cooley of Hartford, Re- 
publican Senator from the First District, is a 
prominent citizen of the Capital City. He was 
born in Granville, Mass., in 1823, and is in his 
sixty-second year. He was educated at the pub- 
lic schools, and when a young man engaged in 
mercantile pursuits. In 1847 he went to Chi- 
cago, 111., when that city was in its infancy, and 
established the first dry goods commission house 
that existed there. He remained in Chicago for 
a period of seventeen years, and was senior part- 
ner of the firm of Cooley, Farwell & Co., one 
of the largest commission houses in the United 
States. The firm is still continued under the 
name of J. Y. Farwell & Co. In 1865, having 

amassed a handsome fortune. Mr. Cooley remoi 
to Hartford, and lias since lived in this city, his 
home being a tine residence, Bnrrounded bj 
tensive grounds, on Parmington avenue, H - 
largely interested in banking and financial in>titu- 
tions, being President <»t' the National Exchange 
Bank, a Director in the . Ktna Insurance Coin 
pany, and a Trustee o\ the Society far Savii ge 
on Pratt street. Be is also a member o{ the 
Hoard o\' Directors of the Retreat for the Insane, 
and a Trustee of Hartford Theological Bernini 
In the Senate last year he was a very efficient 
Chairman o\' the Committee on [nsnrance, and 

o{' the Committee on State Library. 




Maro S. Chapman of Manchester, Republican 
Senator from the Second District, was a member 
of the House during the session of 1881, serving: 
as chairman on the part of that body of the 
Committee on Cities and Boroughs, one of the 
hardest worked committees of that year. He re- 
ceived the unanimous nomination of the Republi- 
cans of his District for the Senatorship, and was 
elected by a very handsome majority. He was 
a member of the Republican State Conven- 
tion which nominated Hon. Henry B. Harrison 
for Governor, and during the campaign was an 
able and influential supporter of the Republican 
cause. He is a clear and forcible speaker, pre- 
senting his views with great earnestness and con- 
viction, and is an admirable debater. His ser- 
vices in the House of 1881 were of genuine value 
to the State, and his influence was universally 

acknowledged by his associates. Senator Chap- 
man was born at East Haddam, February 13, 

1830, and received a thorough common school 
education. For three years before the war lie 
was engaged in mercantile pursuits at Hand a 
ter, but when the demand for troop- was made 
he enlisted, joining Company C of the Twelfth 
Connecticut. In 1864 he engaged in the envel- 
ope business with the Plimpton Manufacturing 
Company o\' Hartford, and his si nee continued in 
that avocation. Since the Plimpton Company 
received the Government contract, Mr. Chapman 
has been the Superintendent of the United States 
Stamped Envelope Works in Hartford, and in 
that position lias shown great executive ability 
and decision of character. He ie V-\-i President 
ot' the Plimpton Manufacturing Company, and 
is also President o\' the Hartford Manilla Com- 


pany, which has a large and flourishing mill at 
Burnside, and an extensive business. Mr. Chap- 
man has been twice elected Commander of Drake 
Post of the Grand Army at South Manchester. 
For upwards of fifteen years he has been con- 

nected with the Republican Town Committee at 
Manchester, occupying the Chairmanship for four. 
He is a valued member of the Republican party 
in this section of the State. 





Hon. Theodore M. Maltbie of Granby, Re- 
publican Senator from the Third District, was 
elected by a handsome majority over his Demo- 
cratic competitor at the November election, 1883. 
He was born in New York city, April 29, 1842, 
and is a lawyer of skill and ability, being a part- 
ner in the well-known firm of Case, Maltbie & 
Bryant, of Hartford. He has had three years' 
experience in the Legislature, having been a 
member of the House for the years 1870, 1874, 
and 1878. For a number of years he acted as 
Deputy Insurance Commissioner, which office he 

resigned in 1878. Senator Maltbie is an affable 
and courteous gentleman, and his knowledge of 
law and experience in matters of legislation 
proved of value during the last session, and even 
more valuable during the present one. He 
was Chairman ot % the Committee on Corpora- 
tions, which always has a large amount of im- 
portant business to transact, and also Chairman 
of the Committee on Joint Rules. H< a 
clear in his explanations, and had something t«- 
say on nearly all the important question- rising 
last year. 




Hon. Edward B. Dunbar of Bristol, Demo- 
cratic Senator from the Fourth District, was born 
in Bristol, November 1, 1842, and is now forty- 
two years of age. He received a common school 
education at home, and finished his studies at 
Williston Seminary, Eastharnpton, Mass., on the 
completion of which, in the spring of 1860, he 
went to New York and engaged in the manufac- 
ture of hoop skirts. After remaining there five 
years he returned to his native place, where he 
has since been engaged in the manufacture of 
clock springs and small springs, under the iirm 
name of Dunbar Brothers. He has been Grand 

Juror, Assessor, and is now. as he has been for 
the last twelve years, Registrar of V - II- ~ 
also Chairman of the Board of Fire Commis- 
sioners, a position be has held for the past five 
years, and has been one of the directors of the 
Bristol National Bank since it was establifi 
He was a Representative in L869 and L881. H> 
father, the late Edward L Dnnbar, was in former 
years a prominent manufacturer at Bi si •!. and 
was elected Representative in l vi IS 
lished the business now carried on bv his three 
sons. Another of his SOUS, William A. Dnnbar, 
represented the town in the Legislature in v 




Hon. Edward T. Turner of Waterbury, Re- 
publican Senator from the Fifth District, was 
born in Northfield, a part of the ' town of Litch- 
field, in 1835. He received a common school 
education, and at an early age was apprenticed 
to a shoemaker, an occupation which he ceased to 
follow after his apprenticeship had been com- 
pleted, he dividing his time between farming and 
working in the factory. At the age of twenty- 
four he went to Plainville to enter a country 
store, and it was there that those habits of busi- 
ness became fixed which have since distinguished 
him as a merchant. The field in Plainville prov- 
ing too limited, he moved to Waterbury in 1863 
— twenty-two years ago — and embarked in the 
dry goods business, which from that time has 
been one of the most influential factors in the 
city's growth. For over twenty years the house of 

E. T. Turner has stood second to none in the busj 

Naugatuck valley, and indeed has rivaled that 

of any similar house in the State. The I 

this must be found in his indomitable (M a 

verance, eternal watchfulness, hard labor, fair 

dealing, quick sympathies, and his rea<: H 

take hold o\' anything legitimate which g 

promise o\' profit, growth, and prog: 

traits have followed Mr. Turner from small 

ginnings until at forty-nine he ran look upon ■ 

competence secured, and a business >.• Bvsfc 

and established that it can It safely entrust 

the younger man he recently made i partner, and 
can almost he left to run itself. It goes without 
saying that so crowded a life had little room in 
it for the furtherance of political ambitions N 

yet could such a man stand bj wholly uninter- 
ested in the part of politics which atfeetstho city 


itself. So Mr. Turner, always a Republican, on 
account of his popularity has been chosen for 
years to lead the forlorn hope in the hopeless 
Democratic Fourth Ward, of course only to be 
as frequently knocked down. For years also he 
has served as a member of the Board of Fire 
Commissioners and of the Board of Compensa- 
tion, and was for one term elected a Councilman. 
It was fitting then that such a man should be 
nominated for Senator for the Fifth District — 
which, by common consent, is like his own 
Fourth Ward, hopelessly Democratic. This 

nomination came to him when he was thinking 
of throwing his business into other hands, and 
taking his much-needed and hard-earned rest. 
With his accustomed vigor he went into the can- 
vass, and was easily elected by a handsome 
majority — a just tribute to his character and pop- 
ularity. Mr. Turner is largely interested in 
Waterbury real estate, is a Director in its Manu- 
facturers' National Bank, and connected with 
many enterprises involving the growth of Water- 
bury. He was Chairman of the Committee on 
Banks at the session of 1 884. 




Hon. William H. Golden, Jr., of Meriden, 
Democratic Senator from the Sixth District, was 
born in Meriden December 6, 1845, and is there- 
fore thirty -nine years of age. He was educated 
in the common schools, and is in the employ of 
the Meriden Britannia Company as a median ic. 
He was a member of the House last year, serving 
on the Committee on Forfeited Rights. Senator 

Golden is very popular in Meriden and through- 
out his district. All his acts in the Senate, and 
all his votes, have been in the interest .»t* the 
people. He is chairman of the Woman Suff) _ 
Committee and the Committee on Manual and 
Roll. The Senator was a charter member 
Company I, Second Regiment, C. N. *'. 




Hon. Edmund Day, Republican Senator, from 
the Seventh District, was born in West Spring- 
field, Mass., December 12, 1831. He remained 
on his father's farm there until the fall of 1851, 
attending incidentally the common schools and 
the Westfield Academy. Then he entered the 
Scientific Department of Yale College for the 
purpose of pursuing a course of study. But his 
father and brothers having established a business 
in Seymour, Conn., he left it at their request to 
become associated with them. The business was 
the manufacture of hard rubber goods, and the 
cleaning and preparation of the different varieties 
of East India gums for the use of other manu- 
facturers, under a patent of his brother, A. G. 
Day. A very large part of these gums used in 
this country for a period of years passed through 
their hands. Mr. Day has continued in the man- 

ufacturing business ever since be starred in it. and 
has been very successful. lie is also interested 
in other manufactories and corporations in this 
and other States. It was Senator Day's brother 

who invented the process of making hard rubber 
flexible, an improvement without which the 
Goodyear patent would have been worth vory 
little. His legal right to this invention was dis- 
puted tenaciously in the courts for a series o( 
years, but the litigation was finally decided in his 
favor. The Senator has always taken a deep in- 
terest in politics. He was a warm friend of the 
Lincoln and Buckingham administrations, and 
contributed liberally to the support of the war. 
He has been a delegate to most of the important 
conventions of his party in the State, and 
although frequently urged to accept public 
offices, has repeatedly declined. In IS71 he 10- 


cepted a nomination as Representative from 
Seymour, which for years had been a Democratic 
town, and was elected by a majority of fifty-two. 
In 1873 the Democratic majority was thirty- two. 
In the canvass in the fall of 1883, when the 
Seventh District and the Senate were in doubt, 
he was selected as one of the few men' capable of 
carrying the district, in which, in 1881, Senator 
Gunn was chosen by 192 majority. After urgent 
solicitation by leading Republicans he consented, 
but even then with reluctance, to accept the 

nomination. That the confidence of his friends 
was not misplaced was shown by his election by 
672 majority. Senator Day, at the session of 
1884, was Chairman of the Committee on Manu- 
factures, a position for which he was peculiarly 
qualified, and a member of the Committee on 
Contingent Expenses. For many years he rep- 
resented the old Fifth District on the Republican 
State Central Committee, including the time of 
the Grant campaigns. 




Hon. A. Heaton Robertson of New Haven, 
Democratic Senator from the Eighth District, 
has for several years been prominent in politics. 
He comes of one of the old families of New 
Haven, where he was born, September 25, 1850. 
In 1872, he graduated from Yale College, and in 
1874, from Columbia Law School. He was an 
aide upon Governor Ingersoll's staff, in 1873, '74, 
'75, and '76. From 1877 to 1881, he was an 
Alderman from the Sixth Ward of New Haven. 
For a time he was at the head of the important 
lamp department. In 1880 he was the junior, 

and in 1882 the senior Representative from New 
Haven, in the Legislature. In l ss " he was a 
member of the Committee on Railroads, on ( 
tested Elections, and in 1882 of the Committee 
on Judiciary, and tlte Governor Buckingham 
Statue. He is a director of the Young Men's 
Institute, the New Haven Co-operative Savings 
Fund and Loan Association, the Oppenheim 
Manufacturing Company, and o\ the Automatic 
Safety Boiler and Engine Company, Senator 
Robertson is an Attorney and Conncilor-at- 
of the tirm of Wright Robertson A Bote! 




Hon. Stiles Trumbull Stanton of Stonington, 
Republican Senator from the Ninth District, is a 
brilliant and versatile journalist, his reputation 
for graceful, humorous writings extending con- 
siderably beyond local circles. Both before and 
since his retirement from the newspaper field his 
career has been one of uninterrupted success, and 
he came to the Senate with a most nattering en- 
dorsement from his constituency, as shown bv the 
large majority which he received at the Novem- 
ber election. Senator Stanton is a native of 
Stonington, and a member of one of its oldest and 
most respected families. He was prepared for, 
but did not enter, Yale College, at the Collegiate 
Institute of New Haven, and soon after gradua- 
tion became a journalist. From 1875 to 1878 he 
was on the brigade staff, Connecticut National 
Guard. In the campaign of 1880 he acted as 

Secretary of the Republican State Centra] Com- 
mittee, and was an alternate delegate to the 
National Republican Convention at Chicago in 
that year. lie was also Executive Secretary 
Governor Charles B. Andrews, and has held 
numerous local and soeial offices. In l ss l and 
L882 he was a member of the Souse, and made a 
brilliant record. In the fall of 1888 lie was the 
Republican candidate for Secretary ofSta snd 
polled a large vote. Senator Stanton is oiu 
the best known men in Connecticut, and through- 
out the State he is very popular. During the last 
presidential campaign he had eharg the 

speakers in this State, assigning them to their 
different fields. At the last session ofthe Senate 
he was Chairman ofthe Committee on Military, 
and a member o\' the Committee on Executive 




Hon. John Brewster of Ledyard, Republican 
Senator from the Tenth District, was born at 
Preston, May 13, 1816, and is sixty-eight years 
of age. He was educated in the common schools, 
and has pursued farming as a general occupation. 
He is now president of the Merchants' National 
Bank of Norwich, and Yice-President of the 
Norwich Savings Bank. He was in the Senate 
of 1860, and the House of 1847, '51, and '78. 
Among the offices he has held are the following : 
Captain of Stonington and Groton Rifle Com- 
pany: Deputy Sheriff, School Visitor, Selectman 
and Town Agent, President of the New London 

County Agricultural Society, and member of the 
State Board of Agriculture. He was Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Groton Centennial Celebration, and 

was one of the committee to a<<e<> damages for 
the State on the Military camp-ground at Xiantic. 
He has been Clerk of Probate under two judges, 
and has also held the office o\ Judge of Probate. 
In the course of his career he has settled s»>me 
twenty-live estates, has been on committees t<> 
assess damages for and to lay out highways, and 
has been appointed by the Superior Court to sell 
lands. He has also acted as guardian, conserva- 
tor, trustee, etc. 



Hon. Joseph Clark Crandall of Lebanon, 
Republican Senator from the Eleventh District, 
was born in South Kingston, R. I., September 2, 
1832. For the past twenty years he has resided 
in Lebanon, and has been identified with the 
educational and religious interests of the com- 
munity, occupying, among other positions that of 
member of the society committee of the Lebanon 
Baptist Church. For seven years, until 1882, 
he was a member of the Board of Selectmen, 
serving for the last five years as First Selectman 

and Town Agent. Although tendered a renom- 
ination, lie positively refused to accept In 1^7 N 
he represented Lebanon in the Legislature, and 
is at present Treasurer of the Town Deposit and 
School Funds. A Republican in politics, he will 
act with that party in all matters <>t' principle, 
not, however, to the extent ot' sacrificing hie 
convictions of duty. He was an excellent * 
man ot % the Joint Standing Committee on A_ 
culture at the session ot' 1884, 




Hon. Robert Jay Walsh of Greenwich, Repub- 
lican Senator from the Twelfth District, was born 
at Lewisboro, N. Y., August 1, 1854, and is 
therefore thirty years of age. He is a lawyer 
whose early education was secured by an aca- 
demic course, private instruction for two years, 
and a course at the State Normal School. He is 
now Borough Attorney and Town Counsel, posi- 
tions he has held the past three years. While 
achieving his present position he was first a 
blacksmith and then a school teacher. His tal- 
ent as a lawyer and his independence of character 

have brought him a good legal practice. The 
vote of his own town shows the estimation in 
which he is held by his townspeople. He received 
271 majority when at the same election the dem- 
ocratic representatives were chosen by a majority 
of 100. In the Senate he is Chairman of the 
Committee on Incorporations, one of the D 
important committees (^ the Legislature, lie 
discharges the duties ot' this position with i;: 
credit, being very keen for the public weal as well 
as properly regardful of private interests. 




Hon. Asa Smith of Nor walk, Democratic 
Senator from the Thirteenth District, was born 
in Norwalk, October 23, 1829, and is general 
manager of the A. E. Smith's Sons Pottery Com- 
pany. He was elected to the House of 1869, 
being the first Democratic Representative ever 
chosen from that towm, and was a member of the 

Committee on Railroads. He has an academic- 
education, has been Warden of the Borough, and 
Grand Master of Free Masons in this State, afl 
well as Grand High Priest of the Chapter. Be 
is a Director of the Xorwalk Savings Society and 
the Xorwalk Fire Insurance Company. 




Hon. Daniel N. Morgan of Bridgeport, Dem- 
ocratic Senator from the Fourteenth District, 
was born in Newtown, Conn., August 18, 1844, 
and educated at the Newtown Academy, Bethel 
Institute, and in the common schools. He was 
thoroughly educated to the mercantile pursuit, 
during the last five years of his minority in his 
father's store, when he succeeded to the control 
of the business for one year; subsequently for 
three years he was of the flourishing firm of 
Morgan & Booth, retiring in 1809, and removing 
to Bridgeport, where for more than ten years he 
was of the firm of Birdsey & Morgan, transacting 
a large and profitable business in dry goods and 
carpets, having also during that period probably 
the largest dress-making establishment in the 
State, enjoying a choice southern trade. Dur- 
ing the year 1877 he was connected with the firm 

of Morgan, Hopson & Co., wholesale gr 
He was a member of the Common Council o\ 
Bridgeport in 1873-4; Mayor o\' Bridgeport in 
1880, a position he still holds, having boon re- 
elected in 1884 by the handsome majority of 430; 
on the Board o\' Education in the same town in 
1876-77, and for the past twelve yean P 
Clerk of Trinity Church. For the last four years 
he has been a member of the Board of Directors, 
and of the Executive Committee of the Bridge- 
port Hospital, lie is also at present President 
of the City National Rank ot' Bridgeport, and 
first Vice-President of the Mechanics* and 
mers' Savings Bank. Mr. Morgan is eminently 
popular. After the sharpest contest ever waged 
in his district, he was chosen by ■ majority of 
341, lie was elected a member ^ the House of 
L888 by 940 majority — the largest ever given a 


member since the organization, of the town. For 
two years he was Master of Corinthian Lodge, 
F. and A. M. Mr. Morgan's father-in-law, Hon. 
Wm. A. Judson, formerly of Huntington, is a 
life-long Democrat, and was Senator from the 
Tenth District in 1852, and a member of the 
House in 1S44, 1848, 1850, and 1854. In 1850 
he came within a vote or two of being chosen 

Secretary of State, to fill a vacancy, by the 
Legislature, but was defeated by the Free-soilers. 
Mr. Morgan's maternal grandfather was Daniel 
Nash, late of Westport, who was well known 
locally as an eminent financier. Mr. Morgan's 
popularity is sufficiently evinced by his vote, and 
is unexceeded by his reputation for probity and 
business ability. 




Hon. Smith Peek Glovek, Republican Sena- 
tor from the Fifteenth District, is a resident of 
Newtown, where he was born on August 16, 1837, 
his present age being forty-seven years. During 
his life he has been engaged in mercantile pur- 
suits, and has been very successful. In 1872 he 

w T as elected State Senator from the Eleventh 
District, in which Newtown was at that time 
included, and served as Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on the Sale ot' Lands. At the session of 
1881: he was Chairman o\' the Commitfc 
Finance and of the Committee on Elections. 





Hon. James B. Tatem of Woodstock Valley, 
Republican Senator from the Sixteenth District, 
was born in Phoenix, R. I., April 9, 1836. He 
has held several town offices, and for the last ten 

years has been a Deputy Sheriff, a position he 
still holds. In the House of L878 he served quite 
acceptably on the Judiciary Committee. H a 
manufacturer, educated in the common sch 





Hon. Thomas Gr. Clarke of Canterbury, Re- 
publican Senator from- the Seventeenth District, 
was born at Franklin, and is seventy -four years 
of age. He was a member of the House in 
1883, and was a member of the Committee on 
Fisheries. In his youth he received an academic 
education, and when a young man entered upon 
the study of theology, and graduated from the 
old East Windsor Theological Seminary, now 
located in Hartford. He has been connected 
with the Board of Selectmen of Canterbury, and 
has also served as Acting School Visitor, being 

identified with the educational and relijrioi - 
terests of the town. It i> interesting to note that 
Senator Clarke now owne and occupies t: • 
house which, more than fiftj 
Prudence Grandall kept her celebrated school, 
and suffered persecution for her friendship t- 
colored children. Senator Clarke a :nerlv 
engaged in pastoral labors, hut is DOW a tanner 
by occupation. At the session of l ss 4 1 < 
Chairman of the Committee on Forfeit Rig - 
and New Counties and Oonntv Seats. 



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Hon. Wheelock T. Batoheller ofWestWin- 
sted, Republican Senator from the Eighteenth 
District, was born in Manchester, February 18, 
1840, and educated in the common schools and 
the Claverack (N. Y.) Institute. He entered the 
business of scythe manufacturing, founded by his 
maternal grandfather, who settled in Winsted in 
1817. While thus engaged the Rebellion broke 
out, and he enlisted in Company F, Second C. 
Y., — Colonel Terry's regiment — and went to the 
front as First Lieutenant. He participated in 
the battle of Bull Run, and upon his return from 
a three-months' enlistment assisted in organizing 
the Twenty-eighth C. Y., going out as Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel. He commanded the regiment at 
Port Hudson. He was afterward in the Quarter- 

master-General's department of G Sher- 

man's army, and had charge of important rail- 
roads in Georgia and North Carolina from John- 
ston's surrender to the official close "t* the war. 
In 1807 he resumed the manutactr. - tythea, 

and in 1 ST 1 /* was elected Representative without 
solicitation and by a handsome majority. 1I< 
was Bouse Chairman of the Military Committee, 
In lssi he was chosen Comptroller of the State, 
an office he tilled with credit Ho was ;i charter 
member of Palmer Post Gh A. K.. and ' - 
Quartermaster of the Department ofConnectlcnt, 
and an aide on the Department Commander's 
staff. He is now President of the Q 
ley & Son Company. 




Hon. Milo B. Richardson of Lime Rock, in 
the town of Salisbury, Democratic Senator from 
the Nineteenth District, was re-elected Senator 
at the November election, 1883. At the session 
of 1882 he. was Chairman of the Committee on 
Sale of Lands, and in 1883 of the Committee on 
New Towns and Probate Districts. He was also 
a member of the Committee on Executive Ap- 
pointments. In 1884 he retained all these posi- 
tions. He was born at Lime Rock, February 13, 
1849, and was educated principally at the Rocky 
Dell Institute in his native village, under the 
charge of Mr. J. H. Hurlburt. For a short time 
also he attended the Edwards Place School at 
Stockbridge, Mass. Since his twenty-first year 
he has been engaged in the management of im- 
portant interests of the Barnuni-Riehardson Com- 
pany and other corporations. He is at present a 
Director and Assistant Treasurer of the former 

concern and a Director in many other DOT] 
tions, engaged in the mining and manufacture 
iron in Connecticut and other States. In the 
spring of 18 7i\ when only twenty-three year- .•!* 
age, he was nominated on the Democratic State 
ticket for Treasurer, with Richard P. Huh 
In 1874 he was chosen a Representative from 
Salisbury by the Largest majority ever given in 
that town. The same vear he was appointed an 
aide on the staff of Governor Charles K. 1- _ 
soil, with the rank of Colonel. Since i v 7~» he 
has been an active and influential member - fthe 
Democratic State Central Commits v aator 
Richardson is a son of Leonard Richardson and 
grandson of Mile Harmon. The latter was born 
at Dover, Dutchess County, N 5 . ' 
I7i>0, ami removed to Lime Rock in 1830. In a 
few years he acquired a liberal property and 
founded the great house with which his 


still connected, the Barnum-Richardson Com- 
pany. He died May 10, 1860. Leonard Rich- 
ardson, the father of Senator Richardson, was 
born at Willsborough, Essex County, N. Y., 
September 10, 1808. His ancestors emigrated 
from Scotland to Quebec about 1775, whence 
they removed to Willsborough. While Leonard 
was quite young his parents emigrated to Sharon, 
Conn. In 1825 he engaged as clerk in the store 
of Milo Barnum, at Lime Rock. April 16, 1832, 
he married Lucy Ann, daughter of his employer, 
by whom he had three children, Milo Barnum, 
James Leonard, and Caroline Barnum. In 1830, 

in conjunction with his father-in-law, with whom 
he had become associated in business, he built a 
foundry for re-melting pig iron, and in a few 
years William H., son of Milo Barnum, was taken 
into the firm. The business prospered greatly, 
and became the foundation of the great corpora- 
tion which now controls the entire Salisbury iron 
interest. Besides the manufacture of pig iron, 
the house is largely interested in the manufacture 
of car wheels at Lime Rock, Jersey City, and 
Chicago, and of cars at Huntington, West 





Hon. Horace D. Curtiss of Woodbury, Ee- 
publican Senator from the Twentieth District, 
was born in "Woodbury forty-three years ago. 
He was educated at the common schools and has 
been first selectman. He has also tilled minor 
offices. He is connected with the woolen manu- 
facturing concern of Daniel Curtiss & Sons and 

with the Tapestry Manufacturing Company, 
which last named corporation hae the reputation 

of making silk goods as rich and handsome as any 
that are made on this continent, and mon 
fectly woven than those imported. In L86& 
in L884 he represented Woodbury in the B 





Hon. John Allen of Old Saybrook, Republi- 
can Senator from the Twenty-first District, was 
born in Meriden, February 6, 1815, the eldest 
son of Levi Allen, a farmer and prominent citi- 
zen, and a lineal descendant of Deacon Roger 
Allen, one of the early settlers of New Haven. 
After receiving a good academic education lie 
was placed in the store of Major Elisha A. 
Cowles in his native town, where he served a 
clerkship from the age of fourteen to twenty. In 
the spring of 1836 he removed to New York and 
entered the employ of Perkins, Hopkins & White, 
wholesale dry goods jobbers, having large busi- 
ness interests with the South. When the firm 
was reorganized, in 1842, he became a partner 
with Perkins & Hopkins, afterward Hopkins, 
Allen & Company. It was with the latter firm 
that he became widely known. November 10, 

1847, he married Mary Ann Phelps, a daughter 
of the late Hon. Elisha Phelpe ofSimsbury. lb 
withdrew trow mercantile Life just before the 
and settled at Old Saybrook. In L86S and 18 
he was chosen Senator from the old Nineteenth 
District as a Republican and staunch Dnioi i . 
and during both yean aided the v " _ eatly in 

sending its quota of men to the front as Chair- 
man of the Joint Standing Committee on 
Finance. Be was prominent in the tai revision 
that remains as the basi> of our present Bystem, 
It includes his suggestion that railroad property 
be taxed on what it will sell for. June 1 7. 1 v 
he introduced into the Senate the first resolution 
tor a Constitutional Amendment abolishing 
slaverv, ami in September, l v 
from this State to the Philadelphia Convention 
of loyal Southerners in support ri Congress 


against Johnson's defection. He assisted in ar- 
resting the "peace Hag 1 ' raising at Saybrook, 
was one of the fellows of the corporation of Yale 
College, and a Presidential Elector in the Hayes 
campaign. In 1867 he was chosen President of 
the Peoria, Pekin & Jacksonville Kailroad Com- 

pany in the State of Illinois. In 1883 he was 
elected to the Senate from the Twenty-first Dis- 
trict and was made Chairman of the Committee 
on Railroads, a responsibility for which his expe- 
rience had well qualified him. 




Hon. Joseph W. Alsop of Middletown, Dem- 
ocratic Senator from the Twenty-second District, 
entered upon the first half of his third term in 
the Senate, witli this session. He was first 
elected in 1880, again in 1882, and again last fall. 
At each of the four sessions at which he has rep- 
resented his district, he has been Chairman of the 
Committee on Agriculture, and has served with 
ability and success. He was born in New York 
City in August, 1838, and was educated at the 
Yale and Columbia Scientific Schools. He also 
pursued a complete course of medical study, 
graduating from the Medical Department oi' the 
University of New York in 1S(>4. He has served 
in both Boards of the Middletown Court of Com- 
mon Council, and was a member of the House 
from Middletown in 1873, holding the position 

of Chairman of the School Fund Committee on 
the part of that body. He it? i member of the 
Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Bospitalfbr 
the Insane at Middletown, also of the Russell 
Library of that city. Trustee and Treasurer of 

St. Luke's Home, and occupies other loom] ofl 
of trust and responsibility. Senator Alsop is in- 
terested in agriculture and Btock-breeding, and bis 
learning has been of incalculable value as Chair- 
man of the Agricultural Committee, while in 
other branches of legislation his scholarly attain- 
ments, knowledge of affairs, and executive ability 
have won tor hini the esteem ami confident, 
his associates. At the last Bession he WIS, in ad- 
dition to his other duties. Chairman o\ the Com- 
mittee on Federal Relations, and on Unfinished 




Hon. Milo W. Pember of Vernon, Republi- 
can Senator from the Twenty-third District, is no 
stranger in the path of legislation, he having 
been an influential member of the House in 1877, 
1880, and 1881. He has been Treasurer of the 
Vernon Town Deposit Fund, and is a Director of 
the Rockville National Bank. In business life 
he has been very successful, and has built up a 
large trade in woolen goods. He was born in 
Ellington, January 16, 1833, and received a com- 

mon school education. His early life v. - 

on a farm, but since the age of twenty-one 

he has been a resident of Vernon, his home being 

in Rockville. Senator Pember is an actm 
energetic Republican, and has worked most effi- 
ciently in behalf of the interests of the party in 
Tolland county. At the last session Kh 
Chairman of the Committee on Humane Institu- 
tions, before which there were many important 




Hon. Joseph Dwight Chaffee is the junior 
member of the firm of A. S. Chaffee & Son, silk 
manufacturers, whose mills are located at Mans- 
field Center and Willimantic, Conn. This firm 
was established by the senior Chaffee in 1838, at 
Mansfield Center. Mr. J. D. Chaffee became 
associated with his father in 1870, and at once 
became the financial and business director of the 
concern. A practical manufacturer, familiar 
with all the details of manufacturing, strictly up- 
right in his dealings, and very popular with his 
business associates and towns-people. Under Mr. 
Chaffee's management the capacity for manufac- 
turing has greatly increased; grasping every 
opportunity to have the latest improved machin- 
ery in operation that shall enable the firm to put 
their goods upon the market equal to any manu- 
facturer of sewing silks in New England. Mr. 
Chaffee was a member of the House in 1874, and 

acquitted himself with credit as Clerk on the 
Committee of Cities and Boroughs. Mr. Chaffee 
has never held a Town office, and could not l»o 
prevailed upon to accept one. owing to hifl - 
attention to business; he has, nevertheless, taken 
great interest in the welfare o\' the party with 
which he acts. He has been I staunch Re- 
publican from boyhood, and always ready to help 
the party financially and otherwise. It is due 
Mr. Chaffee to Bay that he received the largest 
majority ever given to an elector in hifl ' 
and for the first time in the history of the party 
carried every town in his district for tie Repub- 
lican candidate, receiving the largest majority 
given to anv Senator iti his district - 
organization o\' the Republican party: and. with 
all, he is well qualified to till the houorabU 
tion to which he has attained. 




William Edgar Simonds was born at Collin s- 
ville, in the town of Canton, November 24, 1842, 
and received a thorough education at the Collins- 
ville High School, the State Normal School at 
New Britain, and at the Yale Law School, grad- 
uating from the latter institution in 1865, after 
returning from the war. He is a member of the 
Hartford County Bar, and commenced practice 
here in 1865, achieving at the outset a prominent 
position as a lawyer. Two years after his ad- 
mission to the bar he decided on patent law as a 
specialty, and has pursued it with remarkable 
success. His practice reaches into many States, 
and he has been engaged in a number of leading 
patent law cases during the past ten years. Mr. 
Simonds is the author of a work on Design 
Patents^ published in New York in 1S74. and re- 
published in London that year. He is also the 

author of a Digest of Patent i >' y ic- Pensions. 
published in Washington, D. 0., in 1S S <\ and of 
a Manual of Patent Law, published in New York 
city in 1S83. The three works are accepted text 
books, and highly commended by the best author- 
ities concerning patent law. The opinion in 
which he is held by the Yale Law School Faculty 
was exemplified less than a year ago by his ap- 
pointment to the Lectureship on Patent Law in 
that institution. The selection was made on the 
ground of merit and distinguished Bervicesin II 
Simonds's field of thought During the current 
year he will commence his Beriea of Lectures at 
the School. Mr. Simonds was a member ot' the 
House ot' Representatives in L883, and was Chair- 
man on the part ot' that body ot' the Commit 
on Railroads. No man at the close of the session 
possessed more fully the confidence and esteem 


of his associate members. His ability as a de- 
bater won for him a practical leadership, and his 
views concerning public interests commanded 
approval. He is an orator of fine address, his 
speeches in thought and form being models of 
excellence. His eulogy of Governor Jewell, de- 
livered in the House on the occasion of the 
memorial services at the time of the Governor's 
death, was a brilliant effort. Mr. Simonds has 
an honorable war record, having served with gal- 
lantry in the field. He enlisted as a private in 
Company A, of the Twenty-fifth Connecticut, 
commanded by Colonel George P. Bissell of Hart- i 
ford, and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant- 
Major before the regiment left Hartford. At 
the battle of Irish Bend, La., April 14, 1863, he 
was promoted to be Lieutenant of Company I for 

bravery on the field. He is connected with the 
Grand Army, and has been Commander of 
Nathaniel Lyon Post of this city. Mr. Simonds, 
in addition to his legal practice, owns and man- 
ages one of the finest farms in Hartford county. 
It is located near Collinsville, and is stocked with 
thoroughbreds ; Mr. Simonds being a special ad- 
mirer of Alderneys. He was one of the founders 
of The Farmington Valley Agricultural Corpor- 
ation, and is Vice-President of the society. Mr. 
Simonds's election to the House in November at- 
tracted attention to him immediately as the lead- 
ing candidate for the Speakership. In fact the 
position was conceded to him throughout the 
State at the outset. He is fully qualified for the 
place, and adorns it by his personal ability, can- 
dor, and integrity. 



Of Bristol, is a successful business man, and has 
made his own way in the world, reaching the 
position which he now occupies through hard 
work. He was born at Burlington, March 17, 
1828, and received a common school education. 
When fifteen years of age, he hired out to work 
on a farm at eight dollars a month, and labored 
two years in that way. Winters he worked for 
his board and attended the district school. When 
seventeen years old he learned wood turning, 
working for ten dollars a month for the first year, 
including board. This work was followed for 
nine years. In 1854 he commenced business for 
himself, engaging in the manufacture of cabinet 

hardware, which, in connection with other indus- 
tries, lie still continues. Ee is President f the 
Bristol National Bank, also President of the 
Bristol Water Company, and <>t' t\ N tional 
Water Wheel Company, member <>t' tin- Board 
of Directors of the Waterbnry National Bank, 
Trustee of the Wesleyan Academy at Wilbra- 
hain. Trustee in the Wesleyan University at 
Middletown, and member of the Executive Com- 
mittee. In all o\' these positions he has been an 
able and conscientious representative <>t' the in- 
terests involved. In politics Mr. Sese 3 ifl 
Republican. The present is his first term in the 



Of Hartford, was born at Tolland, March 26, 
1849, and was educated at the Tolland High 
School and at Monson Academy. He studied law 
with the firm of Waldo, Hubbard & Hyde, and 
was admitted to the bar in 1873. During the 
two years following he was Assistant State At- 
torney under William Hamersley and was also 
associated with Hon. George G. Sumner. April 
1, 1875, he formed a law partnership with E. H. 
Hyde, Jr., which has since continued, at No. 11 
Central Row, in this city. The firm have estab- 
lished a good reputation for integrity and ability.^ 
and stand high in the estimation of the public. 

In 1874 Mr. Joslyn was elected a member of the 
General Assembly from Tolland, receiving the 
nomination from both political parties in that 
town for the office. He was a member of the 
Judiciary Committee, and served with notable in- 
dustry and success in that capacity. Governor 
Hubbard, with whom he had studied law, ap- 
pointed him a member of his staff, assigning him 
the position of Aide-de-Camp. Mr. Joslyn has 
been the Secretary of the State Bar Association 
for a number of years. He was clerk of the City 
Court here from 1874 to 1878, and has been a 
member of the High School Committee for a con- 
siderable period, occupying the Chairmanship 
during the past year. He is Vice-President and 
member of the Executive Committee of the Hart- 
ford Trust Company, member of the Board of 
Directors of the Tolland County National Bank, 
and is a careful and conservative business man. 

In 1882, and also in 1884, he received the 
Democratic nomination for mayor of Hartford, 
and received the cordial support of his party, but 
was defeated both years by the Republican nom- 
inee, Morgan G. Bulkeley, the present incumbent 
of the Mayor's office. Colonel Joslyn is Judge 
Advocate of the Putnam Phalanx, a position 
which he has filled with honor and credit for sev- 
eral years. He is a capital off-hand speaker, and 
some of his addresses as Judge Advocate have 
been models worthy of study and imitation. 

He delivered the oration on the Life and Char- 
acter of Nathan Hale, at the cemetery in South 
Coventry, on the occasion of the Centennial An- 
niversary there in 1878, the effort proving a bril- 
liant and effective one. The oration will long 
be remembered by those who heard it, as a mag- 
nificent tribute to the patriotism and self-sacrifice 

of one of Connecticut's most honored sons. The 
Putnam Phalanx were present at the ceremonies, 
and the address was delivered by Colonel Joslyn 
in the uniform of that command, of which he was 
then, as now, Judge Advocate. The day, the 
scene, the oration, were one and all worthy of 
the occasion. Last spring Colonel Joslyn was 
selected by the Grand Army Posts in Hartford to 
deliver the Memorial Day Oration here, a duty 
that he performed with great satisfaction to the 
veteran organizations and the public at large. 

Colonel Joslyn was abroad in 1878 ; he is a 
gentleman of liberal culture and taste. He is a 
Democrat in politics, and has shared very largely, 
for a young man, in the counsels of his party. 
During the campaign last fall he was in com- 
mand of the Hubbard Escort, a political organ- 
ization of exceptional merit. He has been com- 
mander of the Escort since its organization in 
1880, when it participated in the Hancock cam- 
paign. Colonel Joslyn is a man of pronounced 
political views, and capable of a great deal of 
independence in supporting them. 


Of Hartford, was born at South Coventry in 1821, 
and received a common school education there, 
fitting him for an active and successful business 
life. He learned the machinist trade in Coven- 
try, and removed to Hartford in 1853, engaging 
in the Colt works, located at that time on Grove 
street. He has been connected with the com- 
pany since 1853, and has held the responsible 
position of foreman of the machine shops for the 
past twenty years, a place that demands superior 
executive ability and decision of character. The 
office of Representative was in no way sought by 
Mr. Kinne, and he accepted the nomination of 
his party for the place with great reluctance. He 
was elected by upwards of 600 majority. He is a 


Of Avon, is a native of Granby, where he was 
born, November 5, 1829. He received a com- 
mon school education, and is engaged in mercan- 
tile pursuits. In politics Mr. Phelps is a 



Of Bristol, is also an active business man "of the 
town, being engaged in mercantile pursuits at 
Forest ville. During the war he was an officer in 
Company I, Twenty-fifth Connecticut, Colonel 
George P. Bissell's old command. At the battle 
of Irish Bend he was promoted to the rank of 
First Lieutenant, and was in charge of the com- 
pany during its service in the field. He was a 
charter member of Newton S. Manross Post at 
Forest ville, and is the Senior Vice-Commander. 
He is deeply interested in the success of the 
Grand Army, and an active promoter of its inter- 
ests. Mr. Beach has held the positions of Post- 
master, Constable, Assessor, Justice of the Peace, 

and Selectman. lie lias been a member of the 
Republican Town Committee for twenty years, a 
position which he still occupies. 1! 
man of the Welch Fire Company at ForeetviUe, 
He was elected Representative in Noveml 
the largest vote of any candidate on the Republi- 
can ticket, running thirty ahead of the national 
candidates. Mr. Beach is a man of notabfc 
sonal popularity in his town, and 
fullest confidence of his fellov unen. He 

was born at Northtield. in Litchfield county, in 
L835, and received a common school ednc 
He has been a resident of Bristol for tla 
twenty-five years. 



Of Berlin, was a member of the House during the 
years of 1864, 1876, 1877, and 1879. In 1879 he 
was on the Finance Committee, and in 1877 w T as 
a member of the Committee on Forfeited Rights. 
At present he is one of the Board of Selectmen 
at Berlin, and has held a number of local offices, 
including that of Tax Collector, Assessor, and 
Justice of the Peace. He is engaged in farming 
and mercantile pursuits. Mr. Warner was born 
in Kensington, April 16, 1836, and received a 
common and high school education. In politics 
he is a Democrat. 


Of Bloornh'eld, is a member of the firm of Capen 
Brothers at Bloomfield, and is engaged in farm- 
ing, stock-breeding, and the tobacco trade, trans- 
acting an extensive business. He was born in 
Hartford, September 30, 1846, and was educated 
in the public schools. Mr. Capen is a Democrat. 


Of Burlington, was born in that town, May 16, 
1845, and received a common school education. 
He is engaged in farming and the lumber busi- 
ness. Mr. Barnes is an active and influential 
citizen in his town, and possesses the fullest con- 
fidence of the public. The present is his first 
term in the Legislature. In politics he is a 
Democrat. > 


Of East Granby, was born there February 20, 
1844, and received a common school and academic 
education. He lias held the offices of Assessor, 
Acting School Visitor, member of the Demo- 
cratic Town Committee, and Registrar of Elect- 
ors for fifteen years. He is also Clerk of the 
School District, and of the East Granby Ecclesi- 
astical Society. Mr. Clark has been organist of 
the church there for twenty-five years. He is 
engaged in farming. Politically he is a Demo- 


Of East Windsor, was a member of the House in 
1884, and was reelected in November. His busi- 
ness is that of a cigar manufacturer. In politics 
he is a Democrat. Mr. Inslee is at present Town 
Auditor and Ferry Commissioner at Warehouse 
Point. Last winter he took an active part in the 
House on the question of establishing a bridge 
between Warehouse Point and Windsor Locks. 
Mr. Inslee was born at Warehouse Point, April 
20, 1846, and was educated in the common and 
select schools. 


was born there in June, 1824, 

Of East Windsor 
and received a good common school education. 
He is a blacksmith by trade, but has followed 
farming a good deal, and for eight years was in 
charge of the Almshouse and Town Farm in 
East Windsor. He is a Democrat. 


Of Enfield, is a son of Hon. John L. Houston of 
that place, and a prominent young Republican at 
Thompsonville. He is connected with the Hart- 
ford Carpet Works, occupying the position of 
paymaster in the company's establishment. He 
was born at Thompsonville, January 10, 1859, 
and was educated in the College of the City of 
New York, and at the Yale Scientific School. 


Of Enfield, was born there in 1822, and was 
educated at Wilbraham Academy. For eighteen 
years he was a successful school teacher. At the 
close of that period he engaged in farming, which 
he still carries on, together with packing tobacco. 
He has been Superintendent of Schools, Acting 
School Visitor, Assessor, and member of the 
Board of Relief. Mr. Abbe is a Republican in 
politics, and has always acted with that party. 



Of East Hartford, was a member of the House in 
1884, serving on the Finance Committee. He 
took a prominent part in railroad legislation, and 
was especially instrumental in adjusting, through 
legislative enactment, the questions at issue be- 
tween the public and the Hartford Bridge Com- 
pany. Mr. Garvan is a careful and conservative 
legislator, and was a member of decided influence 
with his associates during the session last winter. 
He was born in Ireland, March 8, 1835, and 
attended the national and private schools there 
until he was fifteen years of age, when he came 
to America. He attended school, after arriving 
here, at East Windsor Hill, and at sixteen years 
of age was apprenticed to the carpenter trade in 
East Hartford. At twenty-one he engaged in 
business for himself, and met with success- as a 
contractor and builder. Nine years ago he re- 


tired from the building business and i • _ _ 
the paper trade at 207 State street, I 
where he had held a partnership inter - 
considerable period. Mr. Garvan has been suc- 
cessful in his business enterprises, and is an able 
manager, lie is actively interested in local 
affairs, and was one of the originators of t' 
Hartford Village Improvement Society. He was 
chosen its first president. For the past fbu 
he has been the Chairman of the Board ' v 
Visitors in East Hartford, and has been the I 
urer of the Center District, where he n a 
a number oi' years. Mr, Garvan was a member 
of the State Convention which nomir 
emor Andrews, and he has taken a deep i:.' 
in educational and political affairs in his 
ever since he commenced his residence there, 
thirty-two years ago. 



Of Farmington, was a member of the House 
during the years of 1883 and 1884, serving on 
the Committee on Banks, last year, as House 
Chairman. He was born in the town which he 
represents, July 26, 1843, and was fitted for 
college there in Principal Hart's School, but 
subsequently engaged in mercantile pursuits, 
entering into business witli his father, William 
Gay. He has been a member of the Republican 
Town Committee at Farmington since he was 
twenty -two years of age, and has frequently 
represented his town in the Republican State 
Conventions. Three years ago he was elected 
Town Treasurer by both political parties, receiv- 
ing practically the whole vote of the town for 
that office. Mr. Gay is also Treasurer of the 
Town Deposit Fund. He is a member of the 
Board of Directors of the State Bank in Hart- 
ford, the Farmington Savings Bank, and of the 
Standard Rule Company of Unionville. He is 
also one of the managers of the Farmington 
Creamery, and is in all respects an able and 
successful man of affairs. His course in the 
House has been conservative, and his influence 
recognized by both political parties. 


Of Farmington, was a member of the House 
during the years of 1877, 1878, and 1879. He 
was Chairman of the Woman Suffrage Commit- 
tee in T877, Chairman of the Railroad Committee 
in 1878, and member of the Joint Special Com- 
mittee on Retrenchment, and in 1879 he was 
Chairman of the Insurance Committee. In each 
of these positions his services were of great value 
to the State, and he proved himself in all respects 
an able legislator. Mr. Frisbie is a prominent 
business man, and occupies the position of Secre- 
tary and Treasurer of the Upson Nut Company, 
at Unionville, also of the Union Nut Company, 
and is Secretary of the Hotchkiss & Upson Com- 
pany. Early in life he taught school for a few 
years, but for the past twenty-five years he has 
been engaged in the manufacturing business. 
He was born at Soutliington, and is forty-six 
years old. Mr. Frisbie was educated in the 
common schools and at the Lewis Academy at 
Southington. He is a gentleman of the highest 

personal integrity, and one of the most prominent 
members on the Republican side of the House 
during the present session. 


Of Glastonbury, was born there October 16, 
1856, and received a common-school and acade- 
mic education, including three years' study at 
the Glastonbury Academy. He was bred a 
farmer, but is at present engaged in the flour, 
grain, and grocery business. He is a Republican. 


Of Glastonbury, was born there September 1, 
1843, and received a common-school education. 
He has held the office of Constable for a number 
of years, and is engaged in tobacco raising. 
Mr. Griswold is a Democrat. 


Of Gran by, was born at North Granby, May 6, 
1830, and received a common-school and acade- 
mic education. He has held the office of Select- 
man four years, and is at present a Justice of the 
Peace, and one of the Deacons in the Granby 
Congregational Church. In early life he was a 
joiner and carpenter by avocation, but of late 
years he has devoted his attention to farming. 
Mr. Colton is a Republican. 


Of Granby, has held the office of Assessor for 
two years, and is at present Clerk of the School 
District in which he resides, a position which he 
has occupied for several years. He-is engaged in 
farming. During the war he was connected 
with the Tenth Connecticut Regiment, serving 
in the band. Mr. Hayes was born at Granby, 
September 28, 1838, and received a common- 
school and academic education. He is a Repub- 



Of East Hartford, was born at Rupert, Yt., Feb- 
ruary 13, 1825. At the age of fifteen he left his 
native town, with less than two dollars, came to 
Hartford on foot, and finally found a place to 
work on a farm in West Hartford. He was 
variously employed in this vicinity for the next 
five or six years, and finally settled in East Hart- 
ford in 1846, where he entered the grocery and 
provision trade, which he has since successfully 
prosecuted for now thirty-eight years. Commen- 
cing in a very small way, with a capital of less 

than two hundred dollars, by hard and constant 
application he has succeeded to a proa] 
business, and is to-day the owner of much valua- 
ble property, and the possessor of the full esteem 
of his townsmen. He has held several imp 
ant offices, and served last year in the Legislature, 
to which he is returned again the present year. 
He is on the Joint Select Committee for Canvass 
of Votes for Justices of the Peace. In polit 
Mr. Darling is a Democrat 



was born in Hartland, October 29, 1837, was 
educated in the schools of the town which he 
represents, and at Wilbraham Academy. He 
has been a member of the Board of Relief for 
one year, of the School Fund for six years, and of 
the Board of Selectmen for four years. He was 
chosen Selectman for the fourth consecutive year, 
in October. He early prepared for the profession 
of teaching, intending to make his home in the 
West. Upon the death of his mother he aban- 
doned his early intention and settled in Hart- 
land, where he has remained ever since, following 
mainly the business of farming, with the added 
business of a wheelwright. He was from an 
early Democratic family, and inherited firm 
Democratic sympathies. The change in his 
politics was the result of earnest thought and 
close observation of men and parties. For con- 
scientious reasons he never voted until 1864, 
when he helped to secure the election of Mr. 
Lincoln. Mr. French has always taken an active 
interest in educational concerns, both in his 
school district and in the town, and is an influen- 
tial citizen. He is a firm believer in the Repub- 
lican party, and will support it as long as it 
maintains a standard up to his convictions. 


Of Hartland, was born at East Hartland, Novem- 
ber 29, 1835, and received a common and select 
school education. He is a farmer by occupation. 
He has always acted with the Republican party, 
and believes fully in its principles, aims, and 


Of Manchester, was a member of the House in 
1869, and is at present Registrar of Voters and 
Chairman of the Republican Town Committee 

at Manchester. He has also held the office of 
Deputy Sheriff and of Enrolling Agent, the 
latter under Provost-Marshal Goodrich. Mr. 
Arnold was born in East Hartford, in 1833, and 
received a common-school education. He is 
engaged in the carriage business. 


Of Manchester, is engaged in the silk manufac- 
turing business at South Manchester, and is a 
prominent young Republican in the town. He 
has had a thorough business training and educa- 
tion, and has spent considerable time in Europe 
in connection with the silk industry. Mr. Cheney 
is a native of South Manchester, where he was 
born July 20, 1852. 


Of Marlboro, was born in the town which he 
represents, and is forty-eight years old. He was 
educated in the common-schools of the place, 
and at Wilbraham Academy. He has been a 
Constable for the past twenty years. He was 
formerly engaged in mercantile business, manu- 
facturing, and farming, the latter being his pres- 
ent occupation. Mr. Day is a Democrat. 


Of New Britain, was born at Hanover, Chautau- 
qua county, N. Y., November 30, 1830, and re- 
ceived a common-school education. He learned 
the blacksmith's trade, but since 1856 he has 
been engaged in the machinist business. For the 
past fifteen years he has been employed as a fore- 
man in the North & Judd Manufacturing Com- 
pany's works. Mr. McManus is a Republican. 



Was born in West Hartford, October 5, 1834. 
His boyhood was spent on one of the beautiful 
farms situated on the ridge of land along which 
the main road running north and south was 
originally laid out. Significant of his attach- 
ment to locality and home is the fact that he still 
lives upon an estate that has been in his family 
for three or four generations. 

His first school days were spent at the district 
school-house not far away. For a hundred and 
fifty years the town of West Hartford has been 
famous for its excellent schools, which early in 
the century were maintained by the Ecclesiastical 
Society. In common with many other New 
England towns West Hartford established an 
academy, to which the future legislator was sent 
in maturing youth. This ended his educational 
opportunities, and he went back to the farm ami 
other pursuits, settling ere long to the acquisition 
of a useful trade. For many years he has been a 
contractor and builder in his native town, refusing 
some flattering offers to carry on his business in 
other places. He had charge of the wood-work 

construction of the Granite Church, which is the 
chief ornament of the village. Be * rae 
h one of the building committee by the >< xriety, and 
it is a good illustration of his nice sen>e of honor 
that he resigned his place on the committee before 
putting in his bid for the erection of a \\ 
structure — which was originally contemplated. 

Mr. Mix is a Deacon of the Congregai 
Church, and was tor man y years Chairman of the 
Committee of the Society. 

In politics he is a Republican, with which 
party he has acted since the war for the Onion. 
As the vears have gone by he ha- been h- 
by his neighbors and fellow-citizen- with offices 
of public trust, and has never disappointed the ex- 
pectations ot' those who have pat confidence in 
his integrity. 

Known to the whole community, his lienor is 
unquestioned, his character is stainless, and his 
judgment is trusted ; while his large heart makes 
and keeps him a true friend— especially * 
poor, the weak, ami the sinful. Long maj 
men rule over us. 



Of New Britain, is descended from Puritan stock 
through a long line of New England ancestry. 
He was born in Willington, October -26, 1824, 
and received such educational advantages as the 
district schools of the time afforded. From the 
day he graduated from one of these humble insti- 
tutions he has been a man of wide reading, 
travel, and observation, and has been liberally 
educated in the schools of experience and affairs. 
Before reaching his majority he went to New 
Britain, and was apprenticed to North & Stanley, 
then small manufacturers in that village. He 
had no sooner become twenty-one, than he be- 
came a manufacturer himself, in company with 
his brother Frank. The young firm commenced 
business without friends, influence, business 
acquaintance, or experience, and little capital 
except their youth and courage. From this 
beginning lias grown the corporation of P. & F. 
Corbin, which furnishes employment to no less 
than eight hundred people, and which is known 
as one of the leading industrial enterprises of 
New England. Philip Corbin has continued 
from its foundation at the head of the house, and 
to his sagacity, industry, and character, are due 
in great measure its success. Its history has 
been by no means a course of easy and constant 
prosperity, but, like many another of our great 
manufacturing concerns, it has attained success 
by intelligent, hard work, and after many a long 
and harcl-fo aght battle against the most discour- 
aging circumstances. In early life Mr. Corbin 
was a Whig, and he identified himself with the 
Republican party upon its organization. Al- 
though he has been a zealous supporter of the 
principles of his party (for he does nothing by 
halves), he has never desired public office, but he 
takes a lively interest in the welfare of the pub- 
lic. He was active, with the late Hon. F. T. 
Stanley, in promoting the excellent water-works 
of his city, and has been, almost without inter- 
ruption, a member of the Water Board from the 
beginning. He has continued a Trustee of the 
Savings Bank of New Britain since its incorpora- 
tion, and i:-- always found warmly and liberally 

supporting all measures calculated to benefit the 
community. His long, laborious, and successful 
career fit him admirably for the duties of a 


Of Newington, was born there May 1, 1844, and 
was educated at Wilbraham Academy, the New 
Britain High School, and the Cheshire Military 
Academy, graduating in 1867. He also spent a 
couple of years or more at Trinity, entering that 
institution in 1867. He resided in New York 
City for a number of years, where he was ad- 
mitted to the bar and practiced. He is engaged 
in the law and real estate business here, having 
an office at No. 321 Main street. He has been a 
Commissioner of the Superior Court, Justice of 
the Peace, Acting School Visitor, and acting 
Registrar of Voters at Newington. In politics, 
Mr. Steele is a Republican. 


Of Plainville, was a member of the Twentieth 
Connecticut Regiment during the war, serving 
as Sergeant-Major and subsequently as Lieu- 
tenant in one of the companies of that command. 
He is at present Town Clerk and Registrar, 
Assessor and Notary Public at Plainville, and is 
also engaged in the lumber and coal business 
there. In politics Mr. Usher is a Republican. 
He was born at Plymouth, April 19, 1841, and 
received a common-school education. 


Of Rocky Hill, was born at Durham, February 
3, 1855, and was educated in the common schools 
and at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass. 
He is engaged in the grocery business and is a 
Republican in politics. The present is Mr. 
Griswold's first term in the Legislature. 

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Of Simsbury, was born at South Coventry, Jan- 
uary 20, 1843, and received a common-school 
education. He served in the Twelfth Connecti- 
cut, Colonel Henry C. Deming's command, dur- 
ing the war, being a member of Captain L. A. 
Dickinson's company. He was three years and 
nine months in the service, and was with General 
Butler at New Orleans, and with Sheridan in 
Virginia. For upwards of ten years he was en- 
gaged in the druggist business in Hartford, being 
a member of the firms of Curtiss & Freeman and 
E. A. Freeman & Co. For several years he was 
paymaster for the Trustees of the Hartford, 
Providence & Fishkill road, and has been Secre- 
tary and Treasurer of the Hartford Silk Manu- 
facturing Company at Tariffville since its organ- 
ization. He is Acting School Visitor at Sims- 
bury, and an honored and esteemed citizen of the 
town. In politics Mr. Freeman is a Republican. 


Of Simsbury, is Clerk and Treasurer of the Cen- 
ter School District at Simsbury, a position which 
he has held since 1860. He has also been a 
member of the Board of Selectmen one year. He 
is a mechanic by occupation and has been en- 
gaged most of his life in house, mill, and bridge 
building. During the winters of 1854 and 1855 
he was in the South engaged on bridges con- 
nected witli the Mobile & Ohio Railroad. Mr. 
Wilcox is sixty-two years old. His education 
was derived from the common schools. He is a 


Of Southington, was born at Cromwell, Septem- 
ber 20, 1836, and received a common-school and 
academic education in that town. At the age of 
sixteen he began work there for Stevens & Co., 
manufacturers of cast-iron toys and general hard- 
ware, and remained with them until the break- 
ing out of the war. He served as Second Lieu- 
tenant in the Fourth Connecticut Regiment. 
Subsequently he became First Lieutenant in the 
First Heavy Artillery, and was promoted to a 
captaincy in the command, June 18, L362, and 
remained in the service until September 20, 1864, 

n period of three yean and four months, 
received an honorable discharge. Mr. Hubbard 
lias been Clerk and Treasurer of tl I 

gregational Church at Southington, meml 

the Society's Committee, and ic 

the Deacons of the Church. BEe is in the employ 

of the Southington Lumber and Fa ! 

but was formerly engaged in farming. Mr. Hul»- 

bard is a highly respected citizen and a i 

member of the Legislature. In politic 



Of Southington, was a member of the 11 

year, serving on the Democratic -ide during the 

session. He is a good working member, giving 

strict attention to his duties. Mr. Neal was 

born at Bristol, December 16, 1848, and reo 

a common-school and academic education, being 

a graduate of Lewi- Academy at Southington. 

He lias been Deputy Registrar of Votei - 

eral years, and Chairman of the Democratic 

Town Committee, having held the latfe 

for ten years. He is employed by the Peck, 8t 

cV Wilcox Company as book-keeper and - 

man. While not a practiced public speaker, he 

knows how to express his convictions when 

sion demand-. 


Of South Windsor, was born at 1 Idam, 

March 14, 18-t<>, and received a common and 
select school education, lie occupies the p - 
o\' Tax Collector at South Windsor, an office 
which he has held for three year-. He - _ _ 
in tanning, and is the agent for th< 8 fertil- 

izers and fanning implements. In polities Mr. 
Wheeler is a Democrat. 


Of Suffield, is a native of that town, where he 
was born M;iv 8, 1852. Be wifl educated in the 
common schools and at the Suffield Literarj [n 
stitute. lie has held the offices H rta e and 
Assessor, and is at present Chairman of the B 
o\' Assessor. Mr. Balladaj b Datable daring 
the years o\' 1879 and 1880. Ee m ■ farmer and 
a Republican. 



Of Suffield, was born in that town. September 6, 
1848, and was educated at the Connecticut Lit- 
erary Institute, and the Eagleswood Military 
Academy at Perth Ambov. X. J. He has been 
the Registrar of Voters for five years, member of 
the Republican Town Committee since 1674, and 
Chairman for nine years. Mr. Spencer is engaged 
in farming. 


Of TTethersfield, was born in Hartford, March 
25, 1847, and attended the South School of 
which his father, the late Chauncey Harris, was 
principal. He entered the Hartford High School 
in 1861, and attended there three years until he 
entered the Senior class, and shortly after en- 
tered the State Normal School, graduating with 
the honors of Valedictorian in the class of '66. 
He is engaged in farming and stock-breeding, 
being an importer and breeder of thoroughbred 
Swiss cattle. He is a Director in the Comstock, 
Ferre & Co. Seed Company. In politics he is a 


Of AVethersfield, was born there in 1849, and re- 
ceived a common-school and academic educa- 
tion. He is a partner in the clothing firm of F. 

W. Warner & Co., Nbs. 108 and 110 Asylum 
street, Hartford, and is Clerk at the State Prison. 
Mr. AVillard is a Republican in politics, and 
makes a good working member of the House. 


Of Windsor, was born at Philadelphia, February 
1. 1833, and received a common-school educa- 

tion. During the war he served as a private in 
the Twenty-second Connecticut, Colonel George 
S. Burnhanrs command, and was a good soldier. 
Mr. Curry is engaged in the manufacture of 
cigars. He is a member of the Republican party. 


Of Windsor, was born at Pocpionock, May 21. 
1850, and received a common-school and busi- 
ness education, graduating from Bryant & Strat- 
ton's Commercial College, in Hartford, in 1868. 
He is Superintendent and Treasurer of the Fen- 
ton Trout-Breeding Company, and is employed 
by the State Fish Commissioners as Manager of 
the hatching and distribution of trout, salmon, 
and shad. He has held this position for five 
years and has done admirable work for the State. 
During the past three years he has developed two 
valuable shad-hatching stations in Connecticut, 
one on the Farmington River at Poquonock, and 
the other at Birmingham, on the Housatonic. 
He was one of the House messengers last year, 
and is a member of the Republican Town Com- 
mittee at Windsor. He has served four years on 
the School District Committee at Poquonock, 
and has been Tax Collector in the district for 
two years. 


Of Windsor Locks was born at North Lee. Mass.. 
April 2. 1841, and received a good common- 
school education. He has held the offices of 
Selectman, Agent of the Town Deposit Fund, 
and member of the Board of Education at Wind- 
sor Locks. He is at present Chairman of the 
Board of Education. Mr. Coogan is engaged in 
mercantile pursuits and is a leading member of 
the Democratic party in his town. 



Of Xew Haven, the senior Representative from 
the largest city in the State, was born at Halifax. 
X. S.. March 31. l N i'>, and. after receiving a 
common school education, came to New England, 
serving his time as an apprentice printer. He 
went to New York, became thoroughly acquaint- 
ed with the duties of a journalist, and some 
twelve years ago founded in Xew Haven, as a 
Workingmen's and Greenback journal, what is 
now the very successful New Haven Union. He 

afterward became a power in the De- 
party, stumping the State and actively engag _ 
in the conventions. In 1883 h< - :neml»er 
of the Legislature, and served upon the Con. 
tees on School Fund and Sale of Lands, of which 
latter he was chosen House Chairman. 
Troup is no mean antagonist in debate, and oevii- 
pies a prominent position at the head <>i the 
minority in the Legislature, 




Of New Haven, was born in that city of Irish 
parents, and is now about thirty years of age. 
He graduated from Yale College in 1878, and 
two years later from the Law School. He is now 
enjoying a considerable legal practice. Always 
a politician, he has been chosen for two terms 
Clerk of the City of New Haven, and at the elec- 
tion last fall was elected second Representative. 
He has quite a reputation as a wit, and is in 
demand as a diner-out. 


Of Beacon Falls, is a Republican, quite popular 
among his towns-people, and a self-made man. 
He has had experience enough in various walks 
of life to make him a good legislator. 


Of Bethany, was born in Prospect, March 4, 
1847, and is now 37. The educational advant- 
ages which he enjoyed in his youth were such as 
were afforded by the common school. Most of 
his life has been spent on the farm, to which 
business he has added that of a constructor of 
public highways. Mr. Johnson is a Democrat. 


Of Branford, who has been well known to his 
towns-people as Constable, Deputy Sheriff, and 
Tax Collector, is a native of Branford, was born 
February 12, 1843, and is, therefore, now forty- 
one years of age. He received a substantial edu- 
cation in private and public schools, and since 
his majority has been actively engaged in farm- 
ing. He still holds the office of Tax Collector. 
The present term is his first in legislative experi- 
ence. In politics, he is a Democrat. 


Of Cheshire, was born in Canaan, Conn., April 
30, 1843, and after enjoying the advantages of a 
common school education, became a landlord, 
Constable, and a Collector in Canaan for three 
years. At Hartford, in 1880 and 1881, he was a 
Councilman from the Fifth Ward. He has gen- 
erally followed the occupation of farming and 
hotel-keeping. He is a Democrat. 


Of Cheshire, is among the youngest members of 
the House, being but twenty-six years of age. 
He was born in the town which he represents, 
September 22, 1858. His education was acquired 
principally at Mr. Abbott's School in Hartford, 
at the Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, and at the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York 
City, from which latter institution he graduated 
in 1881. Since his graduation he has been 
engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery 
in Cheshire. Doctor Cornwall identifies himself 
with the Democratic party. 


Of Derby, was born in Birmingham, February 8, 
1847. After studying in the common schools he 
entered the mercantile business, and is now a 
dealer in dry-goods and groceries. He was a 
member of Co. I, First Connecticut Heavy Artil- 
lery, enlisting at the age of sixteen, and received 
a slight wound in the shoulder in front of Peters- 
burg, Ya. He is now Registrar of Voters, a 
member of the Republican Town Committee, and 
of State Committee for the Seventh District — a 
position to which he was chosen at the convention 
that nominated William H. Bulkeley for Gov- 
ernor. He has been Chairman of the School 
District Committee, and Clerk of the School Dis- 
trict. In 1884 he was a member of the House. 
He was Chairman of the Committee on Canvass 
of Votes for Justices of the Peace, and Clerk of 
the Committee on Cities and Boroughs. 



Of Meriden, long a prominent figure in secret 
society matters and in politics, was born in Bark- 
hamsted, July 20, 1828, of a family that has 
furnished recruits for all American wars for the 
past 200 years. Seven members of it served in 
the old French war, sixteen in the War of the 
Eevolution, ten or twelve in that of 1812-14, and 
from 50 to 100 in the late Rebellion — all de- 
scendants of John Lee, the 250th anniversary of 
whose settlement in the Connecticut colony was 
celebrated in Hartford last August, the subject 
of the present sketch presiding, Mr. Lee was 
one of the charter members of Company I , Second 
Regiment C. N. G., holding a Lieutenant's com- 
mission for four years. He enlisted in the Nine- 
teenth C. V., but was rejected on account of 

a broken arm. He studied at the Sou- 
District School in r>arkhamsted and graduated 
from his father's mill, at the cast end of the 
bridge over Tnnxis river, Pleasant Valley. Mr. 
Lee will be remembered as the compiler 
descriptive volume entitled u Barkhamsted I 
tennial," published by him in L881, wherein his 
historical address appeared in full. In 184€ 
espoused the cause of the Free Soilera, and was 
a delegate to the first convention of the Republi- 
can Party held in Hartford in 1856, and has 
been a staunch Republican e\ I pt in 

1872, when lie voted tor Horace 1 Qreelev for 
President Ho has been twice elected an Alder- 
man in Meriden from a Democratic ward ; has 
been Constable in New Haven. Deri ; . ai 


den, and a Justice of the Peace, besides being a 
frequent Delegate to Republican Conventions 
and member of Town and Ward Committees. 
He is a total abstainer, but enjoys a good cigar. 
For five years he was a fireman, and is very 
prominent as an active as well as a veteran Free 
Mason and Odd Fellow, having been Grand 
Master of both bodies in this State. In 1860 his 
father and five sons voted solidly for Lincoln and 
Hamlin. Of these sons only two survive. Mr. 
Lee is a machinist. 


Of Derby, a Republican, was born in Milford, 
Conn., November 30, 1832, and is, therefore, 
fifty-two years of age. He is a graduate of the 
common schools, and his fellow-townsmen have 
chosen him for fourteen years Treasurer of the 
First School District, and Collector of Taxes for 
the Town of Derby in 1875, 1876, and for the 
present year, 1885. He is a Director in the 
Anson i a Savings Bank, and has generally pur- 
sued mercantile and the building business. He 
was a member of the Legislature of 1884. 


Of East Haven, is sixty-nine years of age, having 
been born at East Haven, February 28, 1815. 
He was educated in the common schools, and has 
pursued farming as an occupation. He acts with 
the Democratic party. 


Of Guilford, was a member of the House in 1880, 
and is forty -nine years of age. His birth occurred 

at Guilford, October 19, 1835. He has a farm at 
Guilford, but was engaged in the management of 
the cotton mill of the Granite Mill Company, at 
Stafford Springs, for fourteen years. For three 
years past he has kept the books and assisted in 
the management of the Williams Brothers Manu- 
facturing Company, Naubuc (Glastonbury). He 
is a graduate of the Hartford High School, and 
a Republican. 


Of Guilford, was born in North Guilford, Decem- 
ber 19, 1826, and educated in the common 
schools. He has been a farmer for years, is still 
engaged in that occupation, and is attached to 
the principles of the Republican party. For 
several years he was a Selectman and Assessor. 


Of Hamden, a Selectman and manufacturer, is a 
Republican, and was born in Hamden, February 
4, 1835, being now forty-nine years of age. He 
is a graduate of the common schools. 


Of Madison, is a native of that town, and was 
born in 1821. The common schools and Lee's 
Academy furnished him an education, and the 
people chose him, at different times, First and 
Second Selectman, Constable, Justice of the 
Peace, Collector of Taxes, and member of the 
Board of Relief. His regular business has been 
that of a farmer. He is a Republican. 



Of Milford, was Senator from the Fifth District 
in 1881 and 1882. He had served in the House 
in 1879 and 1880, making a creditable showing. 
Mr. Gunn was born in Milford, August 10, 1851, 
and after a course at General Russell's New 
Haven School entered Yale College, graduating 

in 1874. He took the regular course at the l 
Law School, and in 1S7 S began to practice in 
JSTew Haven. He has served on a nombei 
important committees. His father and grand- 
father were legislators also. 



Of Meriden, was born in Goshen, Conn., in 1840. 
His father, Dr. T. F. Davis, practiced medicine 
in Goshen, Litchfield, and Plymouth, and in 1850 
removed to Meriden. Dr. Charles H. S. Davis 
was graduated from the medical department of 
the New York University, and after attending 
lectures at the Harvard Medical School, and the 
University of Maryland, he succeeded his father 
in the practice of medicine in Meriden. In 1872 
he spent seven months in Europe in travel and 
study, visiting Great Britain, France, Germany, 
Italy, and Switzerland. He represented Meriden 
in the Legislature in 1874, and was Chairman of 
the House Committee on Education. Dr. Davis 
has been a member of the School Board of 
Meriden thirteen years, was Acting Yisitor five 
years, and has been Chairman of the Board three 
years, and is also a member of the High School 
Committee. He is one of the founders and 
Secretary of the Meriden Scientific Society. In 
1863 Dr. Davis, in connection with Rev. Dr 
Nathan Brown, formerly Minister to Assam 
Rev. W. M. Scott, now a missionary in Burmah 
and others incorporated the American Philologi 
cal Society, and was the First Yice-President 
and afterwards Corresponding Secretary. In 
1870 Dr. Davis published a History of Walling- 
ford at Meriden, a work of nearly one thousand 
pages, and has also written a work on the " Mu- 
sical Voice," published by Oliver Ditson & Co., 
and a " Manual on the Classification, Training, 
and Education of the Feeble-Minded, Imbecile, 
and Idiotic." He edited the first volume of the 
Boston Medical Register, and for four years edited 
the " Index to Periodical Literature " for the 
American News Co. He has also contributed 
largely to the medical and scientific press. Dr. 
Davis is a member of the Connecticut Medical 
Society, corresponding member of Societe* d'An- 
thropologie of Paris, and is a member of twelve 
other historical and scientific societies, and is also 
a member of St. Elmo's Commandery of Knights 
Templars, the Royal Arch, and Free Masons, 
Odd Fellows, Knights of Honor, Knights of 
Pythias, Knights of Labor, Ancient Order of 
United Workmen, Order of United American 
Mechanics, Order of Chosen Friends, Royal Arca- 
num, Ancient Order of Foresters, etc. Besides 
attending to a large practice, Dr. Davis is deeply 
interested in scientific and literary pursuits, and 

has one of the finest private libraries in the State, 
of over six thousand volumes. Dr. Davis was 
sent to the Legislature in 1874 by the Democratic 
and Liberal party, and was the first Democratic 
Representative from Meriden in over twenty 
years. This year he was nominated by the 
Democrats and indorsed by the " People's Party." 


Of Middlebury, a Republican who has been a 
Selectman, was born in Bethel, November 8, 
1830. Until 1868 he was a hatter, afterwards a 
farmer. He studied in the common schools. 


Of Milford, was born there, and is 61 years 
of age. His is a common school education, 
fortified with much after experience. In 1875 
he was chosen School Fund Commissioner, to 
which office he was reelected in 1878, and was a 
member of the House in 1870-4-5. In 1874-5 
he was Chairman of the State Prison Committee, 
and in 1870 a member of the Committee on 
Incorporations. At the age of seventeen he went 
to New York as a clerk, but his present occupa- 
tion is that of a farmer. On strict party ques- 
tions he is a Democrat ; on others an Indepen- 
dent. During the session of 1875 he was 
frequently called to the Chair by Speaker Durand. 
In Milford he has been Town Agent and member 
of the Board of Education. 


Of Naugatuck, Democrat, was born in Orange, 
Conn., January 29, 1833, but when six years of 
age went to Naugatuck, where he graduated 
from the common schools and the High School. 
He is now a member of the Board of Education, 
and has generally pursued a mercantile and farm- 
ing business. From 1857 to 1861 he was Post- 
master, and has also been Assessor and Town 



Of North Haven, represented this town in the 
Legislature in 1854, and again in 1884, after an 
interval of thirty years. He is a Republican, 
has generally pursued the business of a manufac- 

turer, received a common Bchool education, and 

is now sixty-live years of age, having been born 
in North Haven, June 28, L81 ir he 

served on the Committee on State Pria 



Of North Branford, was born in New London, 
November 24, 1842, and is 42 years of age. 
He secured his education in the common schools, 
became a mechanic, and served four years lack- 
ing a month in Company C, Tenth C. V., being 
a Sergeant when discharged. For the last five 
years he has been clerk in a grocery store. He 
is a Republican. 


Of Oxford, a Republican, was born in Seymour, 
July 21, 1844, and has generally pursued the 
mercantile business. As a private of Company 
H, Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery, he was 
wounded in the arm at Cold Harbor, June 14, 
1864, and lost a leg at Cedar Creek, October 19, 
1864. For fifteen years past he has been Post- 
master and Town Treasurer, and is now also 
Treasurer of St. Peter's Episcopal Parish. From 
1868 to 1872 he was Doorkeeper of the House, 
and in 1873 Doorkeeper of the Senate. He was 
chosen Representative by 55 majority, although 
Mr. Cleveland had 16 majority, and Mr. Waller 13. 


Of Prospect, was born there April 1, 1852, grad- 
uated at the common schools, and has for some 
time been a Constable, an office which lie still 
holds. He is a Republican. 


Of Seymour, was born at Bethel, Conn., Feb- 
ruary 21, 1841, prepared for college at Hudson 
River Institute, Claverack, N. Y., and on August 
13, 1862, enlisted in Company G, Seventeenth 

Regiment, C. V. Lie participated in two of the 
greatest battles of the war — Chancellorsville and 
Gettysburg — and at its close was honorably dis- 
charged as a Corporal. From 1865 to 1870 he 
taught in the public schools of Washington, 
Conn., and in April of the latter year entered the 
ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, be- 
coming a member of the New York East Con- 
ference. Since that time he has been engaged in 
the active work of the ministry, having had the 
following appointments : Cornwall, Wolcottville, 
Watertown, Thomaston, Bridgeport (First M. E. 
Church), and Seymour — all for three years ex- 
cept Bridgeport. He has always been a Repub- 
lican. His father, Ebenezer S. Judd, represented 
Bethel in the Legislature of 1867, having been a 
life-long Whig and Republican. 


Of Southbury, was born in Southbury in 1827, 
and is 57 years of age. He studied in the com- 
mon schools, and was at one time a classmate of 
Hon. Orville H. Piatt at the famous" Gunnery " 
in Washington, Conn. Save for a period of six 
years, when he was a cattle drover, has been a 
farmer. For four years he was a Selectman, and 
Justice of the Peace ; for two years a member of 
the Board of Relief, and for one year a Grand 
Juror. He is a Republican. 


Of Wallingford, was born in North Haven, April 
11, 1855, and after graduating from Yale College 
in 1881, went to Europe for a year. Then he 
took the regular course at the Yale Law School, 
and became a practicing lawyer in New Haven. 
He is a Democrat and did considerable speaking 
in the last campaign, but believes in good measures, 
no matter by whom originated. 



Of Orange, was born in Albany, N. Y., January 
23, 1831, and had the advantages of a common 
school education. He has been a Selectman (for 
two years), a member of the Board of Warden 
and Burgesses (for seven years), and a Repre- 
sentative in 1878. He is now an Assessor. 
Although a staunch Republican, his friends are 

in all parties and among all classes. Hi 
senior partner oi' the firm of James Graham 
& Co., brass founders. New Haven, ami a Direc- 
tor in the New Haven Car Trimming Company, 
West Haven Water Company, and the Pnrsell 
Piano Stool and Chair Company, West Haven. 




Of Wallingford, was born in Lispole, County 
Kerry, Ireland, December 21, 1841, and supple- 
mented a course at the National School there with 
one at the common schools of Holyoke, Mass., to 
which city he emigrated in July, 1855. He has 
been for fifteen years a burnisher at Simpson, 
Hall, Miller & Co.'s, for three years a member of 
the School Board and Board of Relief, and a 
Borough Assessor for one year. He is a Demo- 


Of Waterbury, was born in the town he repre- 
sents, and is fifty-five years old. He was grad- 
uated at Yale College in the class of 1851, and 
subsequently studied law in the Yale Law School. 
He practiced law in Waterbury from 1853 to 
1861, when he was appointed Postmaster. He 
resigned this office in 1863 to go into active busi- 
ness. In 1859 he was Clerk of the State Senate. 
He was a member of the House of 1883, and 
House Chairman of the Committee on Claims. 

Democratic State Central Committee for the 
Fifth District, a Director in the American Pin 
Company, and a member of the Board of Educa- 
tion. He has served in the Court of Common 
Council. In the House of 1883 he was a member 
of the Finance Committee, being alone in his op- 
position to the abatement of the Connecticut 
Valley Railroad Company taxes. He drafted 
the Brown amendment to the bill for the reduc- 
tion of railroad taxes, which was adopted by the 
Legislature, but vetoed by the Governor after 
adjournment. He is a Democrat. 


Of Wolcott, a Republican, was born in Old Say- 
brook, April 28, 1860, and is therefore one of the 
youngest members of the House, being only 
twenty-four years of age. He graduated from 
the common schools, is clerk of the Wolcott 
Drum Band, and Treasurer of the School District. 


Of Waterbury, was born there, September 30, 
1855, was for two years a member of the class of 
'78 of Yale College, and is now a member of the 


Of Woodbridge, was born in Orange, Conn., 
November 15, 1819, received a common school 
education, and devoted his life to farming and 
seed-growing, always refusing office. He is a 
Republican, and has lived in Woodbridge for 
forty years. 




Of New London, was a member of the House in 
1884, serving on the Committee on Military 
Affairs. He was born in England in 1814, and 
was educated in the common schools of that 
country. In 1837 he removed to America and 
has been a resident of New London since 1845. 
He has been an active participant in political life 
or a Dumber of years, serviug in the Common 

Council Board at New London for ri\ 
in the Board of Aldermen for nine. Be has - 
held the position of Chief Engineer of the I 
Department, and is very popular with his fell 
citizens. In 1S77 he was a member of the 11 
from New London, Berving on the Democratic 
side of that body. P>\ occupation I a iker 
and confectioner. 



Of New London, was born in Portland, Oregon, 
September 14, 1855, and graduated from Trinity 
College in 1875, and from the Columbia Law 
School at New York in 1879. He was admitted 
to the bar in New London County in 1879, and 
has since practiced his profession in New London. 
In 1883 he received the degree of Master of Arts 
from Trinity College, and is an able and scholarly 
gentleman. In politics, Mr. Stark is a Democrat. 


Of Norwich, was a member of the House in 1884, 

serving; on the Committee on Cities and Bor- 

oughs. He was born at Paisley, Scotland, and 
is thirty-nine years of age. His parents moved 
to this country and settled at Simsbury when he 
was but a child. In 1852 he removed to Greene- 
ville, where he received a common school educa- 
tion. For the past sixteen years he has been con- 
nected with the firm of Gilmour Brothers, Iron 
Founders and manufacturers of specialties in 
hardware at Greene ville. In 1873 he was elected 
President of the Greene ville Fire Association. 
He was re-elected in 1874, and served until the 
district was annexed to the city of Norwich in 
1875. He has had four years of service in the 
Court of Common Council at Norwich. Mr. Gil- 
mour has traveled extensively, both in this 
country and abroad. In politics he is a 


Of Norwich, was born in that city, February 7, 
1855, and graduated from the Norwich Free 
Academy in 1873. He was a member of the 

class of 1877 at Yale College, but was obliged to 
leave on account of sickness towards the close of 
Senior year, and seek the restoration of his health 
in Southern California. On his return he was 
made the Indianapolis Agent of the Thames 
Loan Trust Company, a banking institution of 
New London. He is now engaged in the iron 
manufacturing business. Mr. Mitchell is a mem- 
ber of the Republican Town Committee at 


Of Bozrah, was born 

in that town in 1836, and 
received a common school education there. He 
has served on the Town Board of Assessors, and 
also on the Board of Relief. His business is that 
of farming and lumbering. In politics Mr. Ford 
is a Republican. 


Of Colchester, is a member of the firm of Brown 
Brothers, paper manufacturers, and occupies the 
office of Postmaster. During the war he was a 
member of the First Rhode Island Cavalry, leav- 
ing the Providence Seminary, where he was 
studying, in order to engage in the service. After 
returning from the war he graduated from East- 
man's Business College at Poughkeepsie, and en- 
gaged in business. He is a Trustee of the Day 
School Fund at Colchester, and has been honored 
with a number of local offices. Mr. Brown is an 
active member of the Republican party and 
has served on the Town Committee very accept- 
ably. His firm has built up a large business at 
Colchester, and possesses a large amount of real 
estate, both at Colchester and in Florida, includ- 
ing an extensive orange grove. Mr. Brown was 
born at Willimantic, September 11, 1844. 



Of Griswold, was born at West Greenwich, R. L, 
and is 66 years of age. He received the advant- 
ages of a common school education, and engaged 
in manufacturing business, which he has pursued 

through life. In IS 74 he Berved in the Legisla- 
ture from the town of Windham, it being the 
last session held in Now Haven. Mr. Burleson 
is a Republican. 



Of Colchester, was born in Hebron, October 24, 
1853, and received a common school and acade- 
mic education, including a course of study at 
Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass. He 
has held the offices of School- District Clerk and 
Treasurer, and is engaged in the grain and feed 
business at Colchester. Mr. Norton is a Demo- 
crat. The present is his first term in the General 

& Williams. He is also engaged in stock breed- 
ing and farming. Mr. Brown is a Democrat. 


Of Groton, was born there September 28, 1834, 
and received a common school education. He 
has spent a good deal of his life on the sea, and 
until recently, was the captain of a whaling ves- 
sel. Mr. White is a Democrat. 


Of East Lyme, was born at Waterford, and is 
thirty-seven years old. He received a common 
school education, and was for several years en- 
gaged in the grocery business. He is now con- 
nected with the Granite Monumental Works at 
Niantic. He is a member of the Board of School 
Visitors, Treasurer of the School District, and an 
officer of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows, being 
District Deputy Grand Master for his section of 
the State. Mr. Davis is a Democrat. 



Of Franklin, was born in Groton in 1819, and re- 
ceived a common school education, fitting him 
for an active business life. From 1840 until 
1860 he was engaged in carriage manufacturing, 
but since that time he has devoted his attention 
to farming and real estate transactions. He has 
held the offices of Selectman, Town Clerk, and 
Treasurer, member of the Board of Relief, and 
Justice of the Peace. He has always been 
Treasurer of the Ecclesiastical Society at Frank- 
lin, and Superintendent of the Sunday-school for 
fifteen years. Mr. Smith is a member of the 
Republican party. 


Of Groton, was a member of the House in 1884, 
and was reelected in November. He was born 
at Stonington in June, 1833, and was educated 
at Greenwich Academy. He was formerly Town 
Agent and has been the manager of the Lantern 
Hill Silex Company, and also for Messrs. Mallory 

Of Lebanon, is a native of that town, where he 
was born April 13, 1841, and received a common 
school education. He is a carpenter and joiner 
by avocation, and in politics is a Republican. 
The present is his first term in the Legislature. 


Of Lebanon, was born at Portsmouth, R. L, 
October 11, 1833, and was educated in the com- 
mon schools. He has held the offices of Grand 
Juror and School District Committee, and is at 
present Superintendent of the Methodist Church 
Sunday-School at Willimantic. He was engaged 
in blacksmithing for twenty years, but for the 
last ten he has been occupied with farming. 
During the war he was a member of Company 
C, Eighteenth Connecticut Regiment. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican. 


Of Ledyard, was connected with the United 
States naval service as an acting Assistant Engi- 
neer during the latter part of the war. Subse- 
quently he entered the revenue marine service 
and remained for thirteen years, the last six 
being commissioned as Chief Engineer. At pres- 
ent he is engaged in farming. He holds the 
offices of Selectman and Justice of the Peace. 
Mr. Saterlee was born at Gale's Ferry, Septem- 
ber 17, 1835, and received a common school 
education. In politics he is a Republican. 



Of Lyme, was born at East Haddam, August 
6, 1844, and is now forty years of age. His 
education was obtained at public and private 
schools in his native town, following which he 
became engaged in mechanical pursuits. At the 
age of twenty -five he accepted a special agency 
for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New 
York, which position he subsequently abandoned 
to engage in mercantile business. For the last 
ten years he has been proprietor of a leading 
dry goods and grocery store in Hadlyme, with 
interests also in the lumber and wood business. 
He was largely instrumental in securing the 

location in Hadlyme of the prosperous manufac- 
turing business o\' H. E. Taylor & Co., and was 
an active promoter of the Hadlyme Steam I 
recently established. Mr. Barnham has - 

his townsmen in the various capacities of G 
Juror, Con-table, Justice of the P ., but 

has not had previous legislative experience, Be 
possesses good qualifications for this work, how- 
ever, and may be relied upon tor a conscientious 
discharge o\' the duties of the position. 1:. 
tics he is a Republican, and has alwajB 
active worker in the local organization o\ the 
party in his own town. 



Of Lisbon, is engaged in farming and the lum- 
bering business. In politics he is a Democrat. 
Mr. Sullivan was born in the County of Cork, 
Ireland, June 20, 1832, but has spent most of his 
life in this country. He has not been connected 
with the Legislature before, and has not held 
public office. 


Of Lyme, was formerly engaged in school teach- 
ing, but for the past sixteen years he has been a 
clerk on the Hartford boats. He is at present a 
member of the Board of School Visitors. Mr. 
Sterling was born at Lyme, October 18, 1841, 
and received a common school and academic 
education. In politics he is a Democrat. [Mr. 
Sterling was prostrated by illness soon after his 
election, and died at his home in Lyme on the 
20th of December.] 


Of Montville, was born there October 9, 1857, 
and was educated at the Norwich Free Academy. 
He was formerly engaged in teaching, but is now 
actively in practice at the bar. He has held the 
office of Justice of the Peace, and has been 
Chairman of the Democratic Town Committee at 
Montville for the past four years. Mr. Comstock 
is a Democrat. 


Of North Stonington, was a member of the 
House in 1884, and was reelected in November. 
He served on the Insurance Committee last ses- 
sion. He has held the office of Postmaster, 
Town Treasurer, Treasurer of the Town Deposit 
Fund, and also Treasurer of the North Stoning- 
ton Ecclesiastical Society. Mr. Wheeler was 
born in Stonington, October 14, 1815, and re- 
ceived a High School education. He is engaged 
in mercantile pursuits, and is a Republican. 




Of Stonington, has been a member of the House 
for two sessions. In 1883 he was House Chair- 
man of the School Fund Committee, and in 1884 
Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills. 
He has proved himself a capable legislator, and 
faithfully discharged all duties devolving upon 

him. He was born at Brockton. Mass., January 16, 
1840, and graduated from Harvard Colles 
the class of 1864. He is by profession a civil 
engineer and was employed for several years by 
the Commissioner of Pnblic Works in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. In politics, Mr. Touch is a Repu: 




Of North Stonington, was a member of the 
House last year, and was also reelected in Novem- 
ber. He is a Republican in politics, and is 
engaged in mercantile business. Formerly he 
occupied the office of Postmaster. Mr. Chapman 
was born at North Stonington, in 1834, and was 
educated in the common schools. 

engaged in farming and speculating in produce, 
etc. Mr. Peck is a Democrat. 


Of Old Lyme, was born there October 29, 1842, 
and received a common school education with 
two terms at Lyme Academy. He was elected 
Second Selectman at the October election in 
1883, and First Selectman at the October elec- 
tion in 1884. He was engaged for a number 
of years as clerk in the retail department of the 
wholesale drug house of Suire Eckstein & Co., 
Cincinnati, Ohio, and for four years as salesman 
and commercial traveler for the firm of McKes- 
son & Robbins, wholesale druggists and manu- 
facturers of pharmaceutical preparations, New 
York city. He has for the past ten years been 


Of Preston, was born at Bozrah, January 11, 
1841, and received a common school education. 
He has held the office of Grand Juror, but has 
not generally taken part in politics. Mr. Moore 
was elected by the Democrats, and acts princi- 
pally with that party. His business is that of a 
machinist on locomotive building. 


Of Preston, was a member of the House in 1875, 
and also in 1879. He has also held the office of 
Selectman, School District Committee, Clerk, 
and Treasurer, and has taken an active interest 
in local affairs. In early life he was engaged in 
the whaling and merchant service, but of late 
years has been occupied with farming. Politi- 
cally, Mr. Benjamin is a Democrat. He was 
born at Preston, September 4, 1833, and was 
educated in the common schools of the town. 



Of Stonington, was born in North Kingston, R. I., 
April 29, 1823. He received the advantages of 
a good common school education, and has been 
engaged largely in mercantile and manufacturing 
business, although at present retired from an act- 
ive participation in business pursuits. Mr. Barber 
comes from an ancestry which have been promi- 
nently identified with the Whig and Republican 
parties ever since their formation. He has always 

been an ardent supporter of Republican princi- 
ples, and is also a consistent advocate "t" temper- 
ance. Mr. Barber is largely into - m the 
Pawcatnck National Bank, and i> also one of 
its Directors, lie has held various off 3 
the town in which lie resides, and ia >«• highly 
esteemed by his neighbors and townsmen that he 
has always received a large majority. 



Of Salem, was born at Waterford, September 3, 
1839, and received a common school education, 
including a term of study at the Waterford High 
School. He has held the office of Assessor, and 
is at present a member of the Board of Select- 
men. He has generally been engaged in team- 
ing, but for the past four years he has given most 
of his time to farming. In politics, Mr. Douglass 
is a Republican. 


Of Voluntown, was a member of the House of 
Representatives in 1870, and is present Town 
Collector. His life has been spent in mercantile 
pursuits. Mr. Hall was born in Stonington, 
September 23, 1839, and received a common and 
high school education. He is a Republican. 


Of Sprague, was born at Hanover, September 3, 
1862, and was educated at East Greenwich 
Academy, and the Highland Military Academy, 
at Worcester, Mass., where he held the rank of 
Captain. He is engaged in the woolen manufac- 
turing business at Sprague, and is personally very 
popular. He was elected in November by a 
plurality of 96 votes, the largest ever given a 
Republican candidate in that town. 


Of Waterford, was a member of the Board of 
Selectmen of Waterford in 1878, and also 1879, 
and Assessor for 1881 and 1882. He is engaged 
in the paper manufacturing business, succeeding 
his father, the late John Robertson, who founded 
the paper company of Robertson & Bingham in 
1851. Mr. Robertson was only nineteen years 
old when his father's business fell to his charge. 
He was born at Waterford, June 5, 1854, and 
received a public school education in that town 
and at New London. He is an active and success- 
ful business man. In politics he is a Democrat. 



Of New Fairfield, is a Democrat who proved an 
effective debater in the House of 1879, serving 
on the Committee on Education. Hon. Henry 
C. Robinson said: " I regard him as one of the 
clear heads of this Legislature," and Hon. Henry 
B. Graves: "He is a perfect sledge-hammer.'" 
Although not a lawyer he has such excellent 
common sense that he practices in Justice Courts, 
and occasionally acts as assistant counsel in the 
higher courts. He was born in New Fairfield, 

March 25, 1834, and studied in district sol. 
and Peck's Academy. lie has held most, if not 
all, of the local offices and has been I Comi 
sioner of the Superior Court for twenty-four 
years, Town Auditor tor sixteen a, . : I _ 

istrarof Yotera ever since the office n a ted. 
He is also Town Auditor, member of the Board 
of Education, and a Justice of the P< . 
a farmer, teacher, Superintendent of th< 1' 
and Road Contractor. 



Of Bridgeport, was born in Wexford, Ireland, 
June 24, 1851, and, after taking a course of pri- 
vate instructions, graduated from the Christian 
Brothers 7 Monastery, and is now an attorney- at- 
law, having completed the regular course at the 
law department of the University of the City of 
New York on May 8, 1878. Prior to this date 
he carried on the marble and granite business in 
Bridgeport. In 1881, 1882, and 1883 he was a 
Councilman in Bridgeport, and is now an Alder- 
man and attorney for the town, the latter of 
which positions he also held in 1882. He is a 


Of Bridgeport, President of the Bridgeport Bar 
Association, twice elected to the office, was born 
in Hartland, Conn., June 19, 1829, being, there- 
fore, fifty-five years of age. His was the usual 
life of a farmer's boy, but he resolved to become 
educated. Having no means to enter college, he 
taught school in various towns of the State, and 
finally founded a private school of high grade. 
At last he entered the law office of F. A. Palmer 
of Stonington, in 1859, and was admitted to the 
New London County Bar, September 13, 1860. 
He began practice in Mystic, and in 1863 re- 
moved to Bridgeport, where he was for two years 
Judge of the City Court, and for six years, begin- 
ning with 1866, Judge of Probate. He finally 
declined a continuance of the Probate honor, and 
applied himself with success to his profession. 
He is a Democrat, but opposed secession, and 
dares to pursue the right despite consequences. 


Of Bethel, is a Republican, and a staunch friend 
of temperance. He was born in Ridgefield, 
Conn., May 22, 1839, attended the common 
schools, learned the hatters' trade, and, in 1860, 
removed to Bethel, where he enlisted in Com- 
pany G, 22d Connecticut Volunteers, ranking as 
Sergeant. lie was a prisoner for ten days at 
Brashear City, La. In 1867 he began the manu- 

facture of hats with George M. Cole under the 
firm name of Cole & Ambler. In this he has 
been quite successful. For two years he was a 
Selectman. Since 1878 he has been Treasurer of 
the Water Fund, and is now Town Treasurer, 
having held the office four years. He is a mem- 
ber of Eureka Lodge, No. 83, F. and A. M., and 
of other masonic bodies, and also belongs to 
James E. Moore Post, G. A. R. 


Of Brookfield, is a Democrat, and was born in 
Brookfield, September 1, 1845. He received the 
usual common school education, and became a 
farmer, serving the public as Grand Juror and 
member of the Board of Relief. He has been 
Registrar of Voters for the -past five years. 


Of Danbury, a hat manufacturer and Republican, 
and President of the National Pahquioque Bank, 
was born in Danbury, December, 1838. He was 
educated in the common schools. 


Of Danbury, was born there February 26, 1823, 
is a builder, and a prominent Democrat, though 
not a blind partisan. He has held the office of 
Constable one year, member of the Board of 
Relief three years, and a Justice of the Peace 
for eight years, and was recently elected Justice 
for a term of two years. He has also been a 
Notary Public for four years. He served in the 
State Militia twenty-two years, during which 
time he was Adjutant of the Fifth Cavalry four 
years, held office in the infantry eleven years, 
rising from the position of Third Lieutenant to 
that of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was Adjutant of 
the Twenty-third Regiment, under Butler and 
Banks, in the late war, and acquitted himself 
with credit in all his positions. 



Of Darien, was born in New York city in ls^4, 
and was educated at the public schools, Xew 
Fork ^Medical College, Read's Academy, College 
of Pharmacy, and Xational Academy of Design, 
New York. He at first inclined to the Medical 
Profession, but afterward chose the occupation of 
an artist, bearing off laurels as a portrait, figure, 
and landscape painter. He has always been a 
Republican, although in 1872 he voted for Hor- 
ace Greeley. In 1877 he was Chairman of the 
Committee on Federal Relations in the House ; 
in 1879, Chairman of the Committee on Humane 
Institutions and Debenture, and in 1880, Chair- 
man of the Committees on Education, Reduction 
in Railroad Fares, and Debenture. He was one 
of the founders of the Artists' Fund Society of 
New York, and its Secretary ; has been an associ- 
ate member of the National Academy of Design, 
Xew York ; Secretary of Merchants' Committee 
for Relief of Colored People suffering from the 
Riots in 1873 ; Superintendent of Colored Re- 
cruits in New York under the Union League 
Club ; Superintendent of Poor at Newbern, N. ( '.. 
under Major-General Burnside in 1861 ; Super- 
intendent of the State Soldiers' Home of New 
York ; Secretary of the Board of Indian Commis- 
sioners, and Trustee of the Connecticut Reform 
School. He was the founder of the United 
States Christian Commission. As Secretary of 
the Indian Commissioners he visited all the 
Indian reservations, and in 1873 went South and 
disbursed relief to the yellow fever sufferers. 
His services in New York, superintending the 
passage of 80,000 Union soldiers through that 
city, and in caring for the sick, were quite re- 
markable. Mr. Colyer has been a resident of 
Darien for the past seventeen years. 

three years. lb- is a Republican, and from W.i 
t<> 1856 taught school most uf the tin 


Of Easton, was born in Ulster County, X. Y., 
August 15, 1833 ; enjoyed a common school ami 
academic education, began the milling and mer- 
cantile business in 1857, which he still follows, 
and is now a Justice of the Peace, having been 
Postmaster seventeen years, and Selectman for 


Of Fairtield. was born the iarj 17. 

graduated from the common - and the 
academy, and has been engaged in 1 

since. For four years he - 8 

and he has held various other offices. II 

Democrat, and served in the II aes oi 1881 and 


Of Fairfield, is the youngest s<»n of the 
Samuel Xichols, D.D., and was born at St Mat- 
thew's Rectory, Bedford. We-* . tf. V. 
April 5, 1840. His parents moved t.» Greenfield 
Hill, Fairfield Co., Conn., while he 1 I 
infant. He received his education in pari 
Adams Academy in Fairfield. Conn., and u 
at a collegiate high school in the citj 
York. Arriving at manhood, lie became ai 
ive and prominent member of the N. Y. 
Exchange. Soon after the close of the war he 
retired to his present residence at Greenfield 
Hill, where, since that period, he has divi-':- 
time between agricultural pursuits and sn] 
ine family interests, lie was enthusiastic in all 
measures for the suppression of the Rebellion. 
He is a man of stern integrity. Bound judgment, 
and large sympathy. Eislifel - 
ized by many deeds of kindness and bencTQ 

Though a decided Republican, his popularity 
among his constituents is such that whil 
district has long been largely Democratic, jet 
Colonel Nichols, whenever a candidate for 
has received not only the entire Republican 
but has been very largely sustained by the 1 I 
Grata. Be was twice before nominated I 
sentative. On his first nomination he declined 
to accept In L876, and again in 1884, ; 
elected by large majorities. In politics, tfl 
as in business, he has always been actuated by a 
desire to do that which he believed t. _ . 

and has thereby secured the general good-will 
and respect of the community in which he lives. 



Of Greenwich, is a Democrat who served with 
ability in the Houses of 1883 and 1881. He was 
born in Greenwich, Conn., April 14, 1843, and 
became a farmer, after studying in the common 
schools. He was a Selectman for three years, and 
Town Treasurer for a similar period. The latter 
position he still holds. 


Of Greenwich, was born there in 1829, and is 
fifty-five years of age. He had an academic edu- 
cation, and served with much ability in the 
Houses of 1873, '74, '77, '80, '81, '82, and '84, 
serving, the last year, on the Finance Committee. 
He is a farmer and a Democrat, although the 
people, irrespective of party, elected him after he 
had declined the Democratic nomination. 


Of Huntington, was born in that town May 2, 
1851, is a Republican, and a fit Representative 
from the town. He has been connected with 
agriculture and the profession of school teacher 
for several years, and has held many of the minor 


Of Monroe, was born there July 25, 1839, edu- 
cated in the common and select schools of the 
town, and is now a farmer and carpenter. He 
has held most of the minor town offices for sev- 
eral years, was Doorkeeper of the House in 1879, 
and Assistant Superintendent of the Capitol in 
1882. He is now Registrar of Voters and Col- 
lector of Taxes. His attachment is to the Re- 
publican party. 


Of New Canaan, a Republican, was born at 
Bridgeport, September 20, 1847, educated at the 

Greenwich Academy, and elected Town Clerk of 
New Canaan for one year, and First Selectman 
for four times, including the present term. He is 
also Secretary and Treasurer of the New Canaan 
Reading-room and Circulating Library Corpora- 
tion. At the age of twenty-one he started in the 
general grocery and jobbing business with Mr. 
Burtiss, the firm name being Burtiss & Mead. 
Mr. Mead received 319 votes, leading the most 
popular candidate on the ticket, Senator Walsh, 
by six votes. 


Of Newtown, was born at Newtown, January 7, 
1858, and is now a Registrar of Voters and a 
Liquor Dealer. His education was secured in 
the common schools and the academy. He is a 


Of Newtown, is forty-eight years of age and a 
native of Newtown, where he has been Registrar 
of Voters, Grand Juror, Constable, and member 
of the Board of Relief — a position he still holds. 
He is a stove, tin, and hardware dealer, a Demo- 
crat and a war veteran, having served as Sergeant 
of Company H, Fifteenth C. V. 


Of Norwalk, a pioneer Hat Manufacturer of the 
house of Crofut & Knapp that introduced the 
Derby hat into this country, and now employ 
over 350 hands, was born in Danbury, May 8, 
1833, and is a staunch Republican. He attended 
the common schools, and then learned the hat- 
ter's trade. He is now Treasurer of the Water 
Fund, and Director of the City National Bank, 
and of the Fairfield Insurance Company. He 
has been in the Common Council, and a Director 
and Vice-President of the First NationalBank, 
Norwalk. He was Delegate Hill's alternate to 
the National Republican Convention at Chicago 
last June. 



Of Norwalk, a Democrat, lias been a carpenter 
and builder for about thirty-nine years, and was 
born February 22, 1822. He was educated at 
the common schools. For three years he was a 
Selectman and a Burgess of the Borough of 


Of Redding, a Republican, who served as private 
in Company C, Fifty-sixth N. Y. Y., and who has 
been an Assessor, Registrar of Yoters (six years), 
on the Town Committee (eight years), and As- 
sistant Town Clerk (two years) — the three latter 
positions he still holds — was born in New 
Utrecht, L. L, April 16, 1844, and educated in 
the common schools and the academy. Owing 
to his work Redding gave a larger plurality for 
Blaine — fifty — than for any other Republican 
candidate except Fremont, who had sixty. 


Of Redding, was born there March 8, 1840, and 
after finishing with the common schools engaged 
in farming. He has been Postmaster at West 
Redding for three years, and is a Republican. 


Of Ridgefield, is a Republican and a farmer. He 
was born in New York City, September 25, 1846, 
and educated in the common schools. 


Of Ridgefield, was Principal of the East Green- 
wich Commercial College in Rhode Island from 
1874 to 1876, and had a fifth interest in the man- 
agement of the academy. He is a Republican, 
and was born in Wyalusing, Bradford county, 
Penn., thirty-seven years ago. He was educated 
at the Wyalusing Academy, at Wyoming Semi- 
nary, and at the Wyoming Commercial College* 

He is a Book-keeper and a Republican, who L^ 
been a Selectman for two year-, and is D 
member of the Republican Town Committee. 


Of Sherman, was born there in 1841, ai. 
Republican and farmer. He studied in the 
Academy and Select Schools, and in 1879 repre- 
sented his town in the Legislature. He - 
Selectman, an office he has held since l v 77 
has been a member of the Board of Edi 
and Chairman of the Town Committee. 


Of Stamford, was born in Stamford December 
11, 1838, and educated in its common schools 
and academies. In 1S7*> and 1881 he served 
with efficiency in the House. H< - member 
of the Board of Burgesses from I s 7.". to 1882, 
and for six years on the Town School Commit- 
tee. For about twenty yean, prior to 1874, 
was engaged in the railroad business, hai _ 
been during the greater portion of that t 
Passenger and Freight Agent of the N. I . ft 
X. H. Railroad Company at Stamford. In the 
latter part of 1873 he resigned that position, 
has since devoted himself particularly t<> the 
banking business. He is now Presklenl of the 
Stamford Savings Bank, Vice-President of the 
Stamford National Bank. Director and T - 
of the Stamford Water Company, and Director 
in two New York corporations. 


Of Stamford, is well known throughout the 
State in politics, business, and - 
born in Stamford, November L9, 1 N 4'.», and edu- 
cated in the lelect schools of Stamford and 

Burlington. X. .1. He has served on the I 
of Wardens and Bnrg< B* a, - Chairman i 
Committee on Public Health and B 
of the Town Committee, a member oi which he 
is now. His business is that of a Commissioner 
oi' railroad supplies. 69 Liberty street. N\ « 
and his politics that of a Democrat 



Of Stratford, a Republican who is largely enter- 
ested in real estate in Bridgeport and vicinity, 
although his regular business for twenty years 
was that of a farmer, a development of his early 
life as a mechanic, is a native of Trumbull. He 
was born November 14, 1832, and educated in 
the common schools. 


Of Trumbull, was born in that town November 
20, 1840. His post-office address is Bridgeport. 
He is a Democrat. 


Of Weston, was born in that town November 4, 
1854, and educated at the Weston Military Insti- 
tute. He is a Democrat, a farmer, and a breeder 
of fancy stock, He has been Second Selectman, 
and is now the First. 


Of Westport, is a stone mason and farmer, a 
Highway Surveyor, and a Democrat. He was 
born in Westport February 25, 1833, and edu- 
cated in the common schools and academy. He 
has held several local offices. 


Of Wilton, served in the Houses of 1870, '71, '73, 
and '74 ; his Committees being Banks, State 
Frison, and Schools. He is a Democrat, and 
was born at Wilton November 13, 1818. The 
district schools educated him, and he has been a 
farmer, as well as First Selectman for six years, 
Justice for eight years, and an incumbent of 
other public stations. He is now an Assessor 
and a Director in the Central National, and Fair- 
field County Savings Bank, both of Norwalk. 




Of Putnam, a member of the House for the last 
two years ; was reelected to the present Legisla- 
ture by an increased majority ; although an out- 
spoken Democrat, and his town, strongly Repub- 
lican, never before for twenty-seven years had a 
Democratic Representative, his elevation to this 
responsible position by the popular vote of his 
townsmen is a well-deserved tribute to his up- 
rightness of character, geniality, and the ready 
tact which he has displayed while holding various 
local offices, and as head salesman in an extensive 
commercial house in the town which he repre- 
sents. His services in the Legislature last year 
not only gave satisfaction to his constituents, but 
received the commendations of the press of both 
political parties throughout the State. His devo- 
tion to the bill seeking to correct an unjust dis- 
crimination in railroad freights, has made him 

known and respected throughout the State. 
Mr. Allen was born in Onion, January 85, 1852, 
but has made his home chiefly in Woodstock and 
Putnam, having resided in the latter town for 
twelve years. lie has been a member «>t' the 
Democratic State Central Committee for the last 
two years, where his influence in partisan delib- 
erations is always recognized. He is an enthusi- 
astic worker in all enterprises that enlist his 
approbation and sympathy, which character ~ 
renders him a valuable ally in any cause which 
he espouses. His record in previous 
Legislatures furnishes an apt illustration of this 
fact, and of the appreciation which earnest public 
service is likely to receive from intelligent con- 
stituencies o\' both political parties. Mr. Allen 
is serving the present session as Clerk on the 
Committee on Incorporations. 



Of Brooklyn, was born in North Gage, N. Y., 
forty-eight years ago, where he received a com- 
mon school and academic education. He came 
to Connecticut in 1861, and was an attendant at 
the Retreat for the Insane in Hartford, and after- 
wards was an officer at the State Prison. He 
went to Iowa in 1865, where, for seven years, 
he was engaged in farming, and at one time held 
the office of Township Trustee. He returned to 
Connecticut in May, 1872, and was an officer at 
the State Prison until August, 1873, when he 
resigned to take charge, as Jailor, of the Wind- 
ham County Jail, which position he held for 
seven years and a half, when he resigned. He 
has since been engaged in farming, and has held 
the office of Grand Juror, and has been a mem- 
ber of the Board of Relief. He has always been 
a Republican. 


Of Ash ford, was born in that town fifty -three 
years ago, and received his education at the 
Ashford High School. This is his second year 
in the House, having served there in 1883, when 
he was a member of the Committee on Incor- 
porations. By occupation he is a farmer, gar- 
dener, and florist. In politics he is a Democrat. 


Of Ashford, was born in Westford, June 14, 
1844. He was educated in a common school, 
and is at present engaged in farming and lum- 
bering, although at one time he was an attendant 
at the Hartford Retreat for the Insane, and at 
another period was connected with the Adams 
Express Company. He is a Democrat. 


Of Canterbury, was a Sergeant in Company A, 
First Connecticut Cavalry, during the war. He 

was born in Canterbury, October 12, 1843, edu- 
cated in the common schools, and is a farmer by 
occupation. He was a member of the House in 
1884. He is a Republican. 


Of Canterbury, was born July 22, 1822, and 
enjoyed the advantages of a common school 
education. He is a mechanic, working at all the 
different branches. He has been First Select- 
man for the past five years, and was a member 
of the House in 1883. He is a Republican. 


Of Chaplin, was born in Pomfret, Abington 
Society, July 21, 1827. Pie received an acade- 
mical education, and entered Amherst College, 
from which he graduated in 1856, and then took 
a course in Theology at the Union Theological 
Seminary, in New York, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1859, and was licensed to preach by the 
Third Presbytery of New York. On account of 
poor health he never entered fully into the work 
of the ministry, though he has supplied pulpits 
in his vicinity for terms varying from a few Sab- 
baths, to more than a year. At present he is 
engaged in teaching school, a profession he has 
followed for fifteen terms, and also deals in lum- 
ber. Mr. Griggs was State Senator from the 
Thirteenth District in 1868 ; assistant to the 
United States Marshal in taking the census in 
1870; School Visitor from 1862 until the pres- 
ent time ; has served on the Board of Relief, 
and many times as a Juror of the Superior Court 
for Windham County ; has been a Grand Juror 
of the United States Circuit Court ; is Trustee 
of the Dime Savings Bank, Norwich ; Auditor of 
the Town of Chaplin ; and Vice-President of the 
Windham County Auxiliary of the Connecticut 
Temperance Union. He has always acted with 
the Republican part}?' since its formation. 



Of Thompson, was born in Uxbridge, Mass., 
March 18, 1829, and received an academical edu- 
cation. He removed from Uxbridge to Millbmy 
in 1856, where he was associated with Mr. David 
Wood, a brother-in-law (now a leading manufac- 
turer of Northboro, Mass.), as a manufacturer. 
He changed his residence to Worcester in 1859, 
and became a partner of Albert Curtis, the busi- 
ness being the manufacture of satinets. Achiev- 

ing success with Mr. Curtis, and bavins i - 
whose claims as a business partner were fast 
maturing, he dissolved partnership with Mr. Cur- 
tis, and oame to New Boston, and bought the old 
mill property there. He has lived in Thomp- 
son for the past six years, although his 00811 H 
interests have been located there for the 
twenty years, lie is a Republican. 



Of Eastford, was born in Yernon, Conn., July 7, 
1853. He received his education at the Eastford 
Common School, and at the Franklin Grammar 
School, Somerville, Mass. Since he became of 
a«;e he has been Assistant Postmaster at East- 
ford, his father, Isaac Warren, being Postmaster. 
Aside from holding government positions, Mr. 
Warren and his father conduct a general mer- 
cantile business. He has been Chairman of the 
Republican Town Committee for the past three 


Of Hampton, was born in that town May 11, 
1832, and received his education at public and 
private schools. For the two years and a half 
commencing 1855, he prosecuted gold mining in 
California. He returned to his native town in 
1858, and was elected Town Clerk and Treas- 
urer, positions he has held for sixteen years. 
He has also held other town offices for shorter 
terms, and was Postmaster of Hampton for eight 
years from 1872. For several years he was 
Chairman of the Republican Town Committee ; 
at present he is School Visitor, and is engaged in 
farming, though he has been a school teacher, 
and has been engaged in mercantile life. 


Of Killingly, was born in Montville, this State, 
February 9, 1843, and received his education in 
the common schools, and at the West Killingly 
Academy. He enlisted in Company B, Eigh- 
teenth Regiment, August 2, 1862, and remained 
witli the command until July 7, 1865, filling the 
position of Color Guard. He served two terms 
— 1*72 to 1S74 — as Borough Officer, and was 
one of the Court of Burgesses of Danielsonville. 
He was a school teacher three years in Daniel- 
sonville and Sterling, before his enlistment. He 
is at present engaged in the shoe business, being 
the senior partner in the firm of J. W. Randall 
& Company. He is an earnest Republican. 


Of Killingly, was born in Canterbury, Conn., 
March 26, 1826, and received his education at 
the common schools. Until he was twenty-five 
years old he was engaged in farming and school 
teaching, and the remaining period he has been a 
member of the firm of Waldo Brothers, mer- 
chants. In company with a younger brother, he 
established the wholesale and retail grocery house 
known under that firm name, more than thirty 
years ago. From comparatively small begin- 
nings, the house long ago became the leading 
establishment in its line in Windham County. 
The firm is a synonym of business integrity, and 
its members have a reputation for honorable deal- 
ing which has always given them fame of the 
best sort wherever they are known. The subject 
of this sketch is a Deacon in the Congregational 
church in Danielsonville, a worthy Christian gen- 
tleman, and the trusted almoner of many an 
important charity. He has traveled quite exten- 
sively abroad, taking with him his pastor, by 
which contact with men and things he has be- 
come additionally qualified for the intelligent dis- 
charge of all the duties of life. Although with- 
out previous legislative experience, he is thor- 
oughly furnished with all the essential elements 
of a wise legislator, and the interests of his 
constituents and the State will always receive 
honorable and conservative consideration at his 
hands. He has held the office of Assessor, and 
has been a member of the Board of Relief. At 
present he is President of the Music Hall Com- 
pany, and is a Director of the Windham County 
National Bank. He is a Republican. 


Of Plainfield, was born in Lisbon, Conn., Decem- 
ber 26, 1828, and was educated at common and 
select schools. He is not at present in business, 
but was formerly a merchant. At one period he 
held numerous offices in Medfield, Mass., his 
former place of residence. He is a Republican, 
and was elected by the largest majority ever 
given to a candidate for Representative in the 
town of Plainfield. 



Of Windham, was born in Griswold, Conn., 
January 29, 1825. Two years later his father 
died, and a short while after that event he re- 
moved with his mother to Willim antic. At the 
age of ten he went with his mother to Buffalo, 
N. Y., to live, and resided there two years, return- 
ing to Willimantic with his uncle in 1837, his 
mother having died in the meantime. He re- 
ceived a common school education, became an 
operative and then an overseer of the Windham 

Cotton Manufacturing Company's mills, where 
he remained until 1850, when lie resigned and 
became actively engaged in the retail trade, retir- 
ing in August, 1884. He was a member of the 
Windham Board o\' Relief tor four 
trar of Voters tor the town of Windham eight 
years, and was reelected in October for 1885 : 
member of the Willimantic Hoard of Relief for 
four years ; and one ot* the Burg - - for eleven 
years. He is a Republican. 



Of Plainfield, was born there March 4, 1820, 
educated at a common school and at the Plain- 
field Academy, and became a farmer, which voca- 
tion he gave up fifteen years ago, and has since 
been occupied with other pursuits. He was a 
member of the House in 1858 and in 1875. He 
has been a member of the Board of Selectmen 
for four years, two years of which he was Chair- 
man of the Board ; has also been a member of 
the Board of Relief, Registrar of Voters, and has 
held other local offices. At present he is agent 
of the Town Deposit Fund, Director of the Uncas 
National Bank of Norwich, and President of the 
R. & F. Foundry Co. of Plainfield. He was 
originally a member of the Whig party, but has 
been identified with the Republicans since their 
first organization. 


Of Pomfret, was a member of the House in 1881. 
He was born in Pomfret in 1839, and was educa- 
ted at a common and normal school. During the 
war he was Sergeant in the Eighteenth Regiment, 
C. V., since which time he has been engaged in 
farming. He was Constable for four years, and 
for the past six years has been Towm Auditor. 
He is a Republican. 


Of Pomfret, was born in Eastford, Conn., Novem- 
ber 25, 1843, and was educated at a common 
school. From the time he left school until he 
was twenty-one years old, he was engaged in 
farming, and during the ten years following was 
a violinist, teacher of dancing, and leader of an 
orchestra. Since that time he has carried on an 
extensive trade in dry goods, provisions, etc. He 
is at present Justice of the Peace and Postmas- 
ter. He is a Republican. 


Of Putnam, was born in Hampton, Conn., May 
26, 1811. He received a common and high 

school education, and for a period studied at 
Williston Seminary. He taught five terms in 
Windham County schools, and then enlisted as 
Sergeant in the 26th Regiment, C. V. At the 
conclusion of the war he became interested in 
the manufacture of silk at Mansfield, Conn., 
where he remained until 1878, when, as senior 
member of the firm of Hammond & Knowlton, 
he assisted in the establishment of the Putnam 
Silk Mills, the main office being in New York. 
In 1876 he was a member of the House from 
Mansfield. At present he is Acting School Vis- 
itor of Putnam. He is a Republican. 


Of Scotland, was born there forty-seven years 
ago. He has generally pursued the business of 
merchant and manufacturer. He is a Republi- 


Of Sterling, was born there May 6, 1840, and 
was educated in a common school. He has gen- 
erally pursued the vocation of farmer. He is a 


Of Thompson, was born in that town May 3, 
1843. He received a common school education, 
and also spent several terms at Bryant & Strat- 
ton's Commercial School, Providence, R. I. 
During the war he was a private in the Eight- 
eenth Regiment, C. V., and in 1869 represented 
Thompson in the House. He has been generally 
engaged in farming and book-keeping. While 
prosecuting the latter vocation he has been en- 
gaged with the Grosvenor Dale Company and 
several other corporations. He has been Justice 
of the Peace for a number of years, Assessor, 
Registrar of Voters, and a member of the Town 
Committee. He is a Republican. 



Of Windham, was born in Wellington, Conn., 
May 12, 1846, and received a common school 
education. He also learned mechanical engineer- 
ing, and has generally pursued the business of 
manufacturing machinery for silk and cotton. 
He has been senior Burgess of Willimantic for 
two years, and is at present Corporate Vice-Presi- 
dent and general manager of the W. G. & A. R. 
Morrison Co. He is a Republican. 


Of Woodstock, was born in Canterbury, Conn., 
August 7, 1831, and received an academical edu- 
cation. He taught school eleven years : was 

overseer with the Hamilton Woolen ( 

four year- previous to L866; later was 

in the Everett Mills, Lawrence, Rfass.; and was 

with the American Optical Company i 

years. For the past fourteen yean 

engaged in fanning, making tin- bra 

Devon cattle a specialty. He has held the office 

of School Committeeman. He is a Republican, 

and favors temperance measures. 


Of Woodstock, was burn in that town June •".. 
1848, and received his education at ■ common 
school. lie was a private in the Eighl 
Regiment, C. V., during the war. Heist _ _ 
in the lumber trade. He is a Republican. 




Of New Milford, was a member of the House in 
1876, serving on the Committee on Banks. He 
was not absent from his seat during the session. 
He assisted in reporting an important Savings 
Bank Bill. In 1884 he also sat for New Milford, 
having a place upon the important Committee 
on Insurance. He was a valuable and vigilant 
servant of the Commonwealth. He held the 
office of Selectman in the town of Bridgewater, 
and was Constable one year at New Milford. 

He has been a Director in the New Milford A_ 
cultural Association, and is at present its 
dent. He is engaged in farming, and is i dealer 
in seed leaf tobacco. Mr. Stanb was born in the 
Province of Lorraine, France, but now Germany, 
February 1, 1811, and received a common - 
education. When he was sixteen I - old he 
removed to America, and has since resided here. 
Mr. Stanb ia a Democrat in politic - 



Of Litchfield, was born in August, 1818, and is 
therefore sixty-six years of age. His education 
was secured by a limited course in the common 
schools, and a study of papers and periodicals. 
Until 1859 he was a carriage maker ; since then 
he has been a carpenter and builder. He enlisted 
in the Eighth C. Y., and became Sergeant, but 
during his second year of service was discharged 
for disability. Frequently importuned to accept 
office, he has invariably declined. At the elec- 
tion last fall he received many Democratic votes, 
although a staunch Republican in matters State 
and National. 


Of Litchfield, is a Democrat, who was born in 
Litchfield, March 21, 1823. Educated in the 
common schools, he became a Director in the 
Shepaug Railroad Company, and a Vestryman of 
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, positions he still 
holds. He has been an Assessor and a member 
of the Board of Relief. 


Of Barkhamsted, was born there August 28, 
1830, and is forty -nine years old. He received a 
common school education ; went to California in 
1856, and was there at the time of the raising of 
the Yigilance Committee. At the breaking out 
of the great Frazier River gold excitement, he 
was one of the first to go, and suffered many 
hardships on the expedition. In the winter of 
1863 he enlisted in San Francisco and came east 
with others and joined the Second Massachusetts 
Cavalry, being one of the California Cavalry Bat- 
talion which went to make up the Second Massa- 
chusetts Cavalry, commanded by Col. Charles B. 
Lowell. After being in several engagements he 
was placed on detached service, and ordered to 
report to the regular brigade headquarters for 
duty, where he remained until the fall of 1864, 
when lie was sent to First Cavalry Division head- 
quarters, commanded by Gen. Merrit, where he 
remained until the surrender of Lee, being pres- 
ent on that occasion. He has held office in his 

district, being County Clerk, Treasurer, and Col- 
lector; has been and is Assessor of his town. 
He is an auctioneer, and a Republican. 


Of Barkhamsted, a Republican, and carpenter 
and joiner, is seventy years of age, having been 
born November 6, 1814. His only book educa- 
tion was derived from the common schools. He 
served in the House of 1853, and has been a 
Constable for three years, Town Clerk and Judge 
of Probate for two years, and also Grand Juror, 
Selectman, and member of the Board of Relief. 


Of Bethlehem, a Republican, whose twin brother, 
a Democrat, represented the town in the House 
last year, was born in Bethlehem, January 22, 
1858, and is twenty-six years of age. He is a 
farmer, who studied in the common schools of 
his native town, and for four years in the Hill 
school of Hartford. He received two-thirds of 
the vote of his town for Representative. 


Of Bridge water, a Democrat, who is by trade a 
hatter, but by present occupation a farmer, was 
bom in Ireland in 1833 and came to this coun- 
try in 1851. He was educated in the common 
schools, and has served upon the School Com- 


Of Canaan, is a Horace Greeley Democrat, who 
was born at Cornwall, July 26, 1847, served in 
the House of 1879, and in that of 1882, and is 
now, and has been for the past fourteen years, 
Secretary and Superintendent of the Hunts 
Lyman Iron Company. He studied in the com- 
mon and select schools, and received a thorough 
business training. 



Of Salisbury (Chapinville), was born in Sheffield, 
Mass., on the 14th of June, 1828, therefore is 
fifty-six years old. He is the fifth son of Moses 
and Diadama Jones Spurr, and came from the 
old Puritanic stock. His father was a successful 
farmer, leaving an estate of four hundred and 
twenty-two acres on the Spurr grant, and died 
on the 3d of June, 1846, at the age of sixty-five. 
His grandfather came from Taghkaniek, N. Y., 
when ten years old, one hundred and twenty 
years ago. Andrew J. lived at home till eight- 
een, receiving a common school education, when 
his father and mother in 1840, while returning 
from a visit, were injured by an accident, the 
father dying in two, and the mother in eight 
weeks. He then worked out as a common laborer 
for five years upon the farm, and in September, 

1850, married Sarahett, only daughter of Amos M. 
and Sarah Johnson of Cornwall, Conn. In April, 

1851, he bought his present farm in Chapinville, 
town of Salisbury, Conn. Panning has been his 
favorite avocation, and he has built np his farm 
and increased its productiveness five-fold, erecting 
all new buildings, except one barn, ami prides 

himself on being one of tin- best backbone farm 
ers in town. His wife died on the 11th B 
tember, 1S70. To Mr. and Mrs. Spun i 
born five children. Two SOD8 — Arthur I 
aged twenty-one, and Ernest Clifton, sixteen — 
are the only living members, with himself, who 
remains a widower. 

Mr. Spurr has held the offices of A- » 
Trial Justice. Constable. Commissioner of the 
Superior Court. Grand Jnror, and in 

the Salisbury Savings Society at Lakeville. and 
was Selectman in 1869 and 1870 with bifl 
colleague, E. D. Goodwin. He is now Jnatiei 
the Peace, Grand Juror. Commissioner «•!' the 
Superior Court, and incorporator in a savings 
bank. This is his first year in the G« 
Assembly, having received four hundred and 
fifty-seven votes, or one hundred and twenty- 
seven over his competitor, lie was named alter 
President Jackson, who was elected the year he 
was born, and said to his cabinet. "Gentlemen, 
the eternal God, 1 call you here to advise with 
and not to dictate." Re was made a voter in the 
Congregational Church, Sheffield, If ass., and 


his first presidential vote for Franklin Pierce, and 
has voted for, every Democratic nominee from 
Pierce down, to and for Grover Cleveland. Hav- 
ing inherited these political principles, he will 
act in the future with the Democratic party. He 
has received a committeeship on Engrossed Bills. 


Of Colebrook, is a Democrat and farmer, born in 
Colebrook, September 15, 1812, and given a com- 
mon-school education. He is now a member of 
the School Committee, and has been Assessor and 
Grand Juror. 


Of Colebrook, who farmed it until he was twenty- 
seven years old, and then entered the mercan- 
tile business, was born in Sandisfield, Berkshire 
county, Mass., July 19, 1848. He received his 
education in the common schools, and is now 
Postmaster, member of the School Board, having 
been such six years and Chairman for two, and 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, a position 
he has held five years. He is a Democrat, but is 
unpledged to measures. 


Of Cornwall Bridge, was born at Cornwall, Sep- 
tember 25, 1832, and is a farmer and dealer in 
leaf tobacco. He is a Democrat, with independ- 
ent proclivities ; was educated in the common 
schools and academy, is Town Treasurer, has 
been such since 1881, and in the Senate of 1870, 
from the old Seventeenth District, was Chairman 
of the Military Committee. He was a member 
of the Democratic State Central Committee from 
1866 to 1869, and Chairman of the Board of 
Selectmen from 1876 to 1879. 


Of West Cornwall, is a Democrat, and Agent of 
the Housatonic Railroad Company, who has been 
a Constable, and was educated in the common 
and high schools of Lee, Mass. He was bora in 
Glendale, Mass., March 7, 1851. 


Of West Goshen, is Town Treasurer, and a 
Republican, who was born in Goshen twenty- 
eight years ago. He attended the common 
schools, and enjoyed a few terms at the Goshen 
Academy. Until nineteen years of age he 
worked on a farm ; then he taught school for one 
year, was clerk for Lucas & Hurlbut two years, a 
partner of F. A. Lucas in the firm of Lucas & 
Allyn for five years, and is now of Porter & 
Allyn Brothers, merchants, West Goshen. He 
has been energetic and successful. 


Of Goshen, a Republican farmer, who for thir- 
teen years was Overseer of Roads in the State of 
New York, and for nine years a Constable, was 
born in Bedford, Westchester county, N. Y., 
May 19, 1827, and was educated in the common 


Of Harwinton, a Republican, was born in Trin-. 
tan, N. Y., August 28, 1818, and educated in the 
common schools. He is now a farmer, and Post- 
master, but for forty years carried the United 
States mail on the old Albany route between 
Torrington and Hartford. For two years he was 
a Selectman. 


Of Harwinton (Terry ville), was born in Harwin- 
ton, August 31, 1839, was educated in the public 
schools, and is a practical farmer and a Republi- 


Of Kent, was a Representative in 1880, and is a 
Democrat. He was born in Stratford, November 
5, 1848, educated in the common schools and 
academy, and for the last fifteen years has been 
a Station Agent for the Housatonic Railroad 



Of Morris, was born in that town Jnne 11, 1854, 
and educated in the common schools. He was 
in the House of 1879, is a Republican, and a 


Of New Hartford, was born in Forfarshire, Scot- 
land, on the 5th of October, 1831. He received 
a common school education, supplemented by an 
academic course in that country. He has been in 
this country thirty-two years, and a resident of 
New Hartford for the last twenty-six years. He 
has held many local offices, among others that 
of School Committee, member of the Board of 
Health, Grand Juror for a number of years, Jus- 
tice of the Peace for the last six years, to which 
position he was re-e]ected last October. He en- 
listed from New Hartford in Co. A, Twelfth 
C. V., Colonel Henry C. Deming of Hartford, 
and was mustered into the service at Camp Lyon, 
Hartford, in November, 1861. He was with his 
regiment through its campaign in Louisiana, both 
under Butler and Banks, and after the capture of 
Fort Hudson was, with others, sent north on 
recruiting service and stationed at Conscript 
Camp, New Haven. When his regiment came 
home on veteran furlough he re-enlisted and went 
back with them to Louisiana, but shortly after 
was sent north to the Shenandoah Valley, and 
was present at most all of the skirmishes and 
battles under Sheridan. The regiment was dis- 
charged at Savannah, Gra., and he came back to 
Hartford with it. He is now a mechanic by 
occupation, and a Republican in politics. 


of New Hartford (Nepaug), a Republican and a 
farmer, was born in New Hartford, April 11, 
1836, and educated in the common schools. For 
five years he was an Assessor. 

Of North Canaan, wa* born in Sheffield, Mas?., 
May 26, 1826, educated in the common - 

and brought up to the business of a farn . 
he is now following. ¥<j\- ten yean be was a 
Selectman, and is now a member 
of Relief. He is a Democ 


Of Norfolk, a Republican, widely known in 
nection with silk manufacturing, WW horn in 
West Hartford, October 17. J 823. Ee studied in 
the common schools, and took several ben 
the academy, closing with a coura • Weatfield, 
Mass. He is now agent of the .Etna Silk ( 
pany, and has been a Selectman, member of the 
Board of Relief, as well as incumbent of other 
town offices. 


Of Norfolk, is a Republican, born at N 
April 13, 1827, and sent to the common schools. 
He is a farmer and an undertaker. 1 : 
years he was a Collector, and for two 
Assessor, which office he still holds. 


Of Plymouth, who for the past eight 
has had charge of the spring department of the 
Seth Thomas Clock Company of Thomaston, is a 
Republican, and was born in Trumbull, July 5, 
L825. He was educated in the oommoo Bchook. 


Of New Milford (Gaylordsville). was born in that 
place in 1840, and educated in the common 
schools. He is a Democrat, a farmer, and a 

Of Koxbury. 


was horn in New Fairfield forty- 

three vears ago, and attended the common schools. 
He is a carriage manufacturer and a Don 
He has frequently been elected Grand Juror, 
Justice of the Peace, and Petit Juror. 



Of Salisbury (Falls Tillage), is an independent 
Democrat. He was the only farmer interviewed 
by the last Congressional Tariff Commission, and 
holds advanced views with regard to taxation, 
State and National, desiring capital taxed more 
and labor less. He was born in Sharon, January 
7, 1823, and is therefore sixty-two years old. He 
attended common schools in winter and worked 
hard in summer. He has served in many town 
trusts, but has never solicited office. He served 
in the House of 1869. 


Ot Sharon, was born in that town August 9, 
1828, and is a farmer. He had the advantages 
of the common school, and in 1858 and 1879 was 
sent to the Legislature. He is a Democrat. 


Of Sharon, a Democrat and farmer, is a son of 
Baldwin Reed, 2d, a Representative in 1870 and 
1875. He was born in Sharon, July 29, 1856, 
and educated in the common and select schools. 

other minor offices. 


Of Thomaston, was born in Belchertown, Mass., 
December 6, 1819, and for forty -three years — the 
entire time of his residence in Thomaston — has 
been in the employ of the Seth Thomas Clock 
Company. He is a Republican, elected Repre- 
sentative by a majority of two hundred and 
seventy, and a Director in the Thomaston Sav- 
ings Bank, having been such since its incorpora- 
tion in 1874. He obtained his education in the 
common schools. 


Of Torrington, has been for the past fifteen years 
engaged in a manufactory, and is a Republican 
who is an Assessor and Justice of the Peace of 
three years' standing. He has filled various 

ford, August 1, 1816, and 

He was born in New Mil- 
ittended the common 


Of Torrington (Torringford), was born in Canton 
Center, February 6, 1853, prepared for college at 
Suffield, graduated at Amherst in 1877, and at 
the Hartford Theological Seminary in 1880. On 
June 17, 1880, he was ordained pastor of the 
Congregational Church in Torringford, and is 
still pastor. He is a Republican-. 


Of Warren, was born in that town thirty years 
ago, and is a merchant. He is also Postmaster, 
but has resigned that position as incompatible 
with his duty as a legislator. He is Clerk and 
Treasurer of the First Ecclesiastical Society, and 
Clerk and Treasurer of the School District. He 
is a Republican. 


Of Washington, is thirty-nine years of age, hav- 
ing been born in Roxbury, Conn., January 22, 
1845. He has always been a farmer, and is a 
Republican. His education was derived from 
the common school and academy. 


Of Washington, a farmer, who has been a very 
successful breeder of thoroughbred Cotswold 
sheep and fancy poultry, is a Democrat, educa- 
ted in the common schools and at the Gunnery 
Academy. He was born in Washington, Dec. 8, 


Of Watertown, is a Republican and a farmer, 
with an extensive milk business. He was born 
in Watertown, December 23, 1851, and received 
a common-school and academic education. 



Of Winchester, was born in Watertown, August 
19, 1819. His ancestors were farmers. At the 
age of sixteen he left home and was apprenticed 
to the manufacture of musical instruments. From 
1836 to 1840 he was foreman, and from 1840 to 
1851 Superintendent, of the works. In 1851 he 
removed to Winsted and engaged, as a partner 
with William L. Gilbert, in the clock business. 
From that time to the present he has been one of 
the active managers of the Gilbert clock compa- 
nies under different firm names. He was Select- 
man in the early part of the war. His first vote 
was cast for Gen. Harrison in 1840, and he has 
acted with the Whig and Republican parties 
without exception to the present time. He was 
educated in the common schools. He is a Direc- 
tor of the First National Bank of Winsted, and 
a corporator and Director of the Mechanics Sav- 
ings Bank. 


Of Winchester, was born in Salisbury, April 5, 
1834. He removed to Winchester in 1854, where 
he has since resided. His 
of eighteen has been banking 

ber of the Legislature in the yean 1 - I 
1877, 1879. In politics he .'- a Republican 
in religion a Congregationalist. 


Of Woodbury, was born in Southbury sixtj 
ago, and is a Republican, whofi 
of buying and selling cattle. II had the advan- 
tages of the common school, and has 
Director in the Woodbury Savings Bank, first 
and second Selectman. Assessor, mem 
Board of Relief, and has tilled numerous other 

business since the age 
He was a mem- 


Of Woodbury, was born in Sonthbnry, 
10, 1845, worked hard on a farm for hi- blind 
father and mother until twenty-one, and then 
began the world for himself without a dollar. 
He was quite successful as a retailer and whole- 
saler of meats, with which he has combined an 
express business to New Haven for the] atfi 
years. He studied in the common schools, 
now holds several church offices. He is Repub- 
lican, devoted to temperance. 




Of Old Saybrook, was born there December 3, 
1823, and enjoyed the educational advantages fur- 
nished by a common school. He followed farming 
until 1846, when he entered mercantile life, and in 
1852 located in New York. In 1854 he became 
connected with the house of Claflin, Mellen & 
Co., now H. B. Claflin & Co., where he remained 
fourteen years, returning to Old Saybrook in 
1868. He was prominent in the matter of locat- 

ing the Hartford & Connecticut Valley Railroad 
in that town. At present Mr. Spencer is the 
Auditor of Town Accounts. Director and 
itor of the Hartford & Connecticut Vallej B - 

road, and a Director of the Deep River National 
Bank, and of the Stoddard Lock and Manufac- 
turing Company. He has voted with the Repub- 
lican party tor the past thirty-five yean. 



Of Middletown, in 1868 and 1869 superintended, 
at the Providence Tool Company's Works, the 
shipment of rifles to Turkey ; then he went to 
Middletown and engaged in the boot and shoe 
business. He is now a Justice of the Peace, and 
an agent to vote on the town's railroad stock. 
He has been a Selectman, Registrar of Voters, 
and a member of the Common Council for five 
consecutive years. As a total abstainer from 
intoxicating liquors, he assisted in organizing the 
Connecticut Total Abstinence Union. , He was 
born in Portland, Conn., May 18, 1840, and was 
educated at the Portland High School, and under 
A. A. Cody, now an Attorney at Middletown. 
He is a Democrat. He was a member of the 
House in 1884, serving on the Temperance Com- 


Of Middletown, was born there in 1837, and is 
consequently forty-seven years of age. His edu- 
cation he received in one of the common schools 
of that city. At the age oi twenty-two he en- 
gaged in the coasting trade, and has remained in 
this branch of industry ever since. At present 
Mr. Carroll is a member of the Board of Relief 
of his native city, a position he has held for six 
years. Though pressed to accept other offices, 
he refused until last fall, when he became a 
candidate for Representative on the Democratic 
ticket. In politics Mr. Carroll is a strong Demo- 


Of Chatham, the first Representative of this 
town, is the youngest member of the House. 
He was born in East Hampton in 1861, and is 
therefore but twenty-three years of age. On the 
records of the East Greenwich Academy at East 
Greenwich, R. I., Mr. Purple's name may be 
found. He has been in business for the past five 
years, and is at present senior member of the firm 
of Purple & Brainard of Cobalt, the place where 
he resides. That he is energetic, may be inferred 
from the fact that he is the School Yisitor and 
Acting Postmaster at Cobalt. Mr. Purple is a 


Second Representative of Chatham, is a resident 
of his native town, — -East Hampton, — where he 
was born May 16, 1850. The public and select 
schools of East Hampton afforded Mr. Strong 
the means of education. Although he has been 
elected Constable, Justice of the Peace, and to 
other offices, he has never accepted any position 
except that of Registrar of Voters and Grand 
Juror. In business life Mr. Strong is actively 
engaged in carriage making. He says that as far 
as they shall work for the greatest good for the 
greatest number, he will always act with the 
Democratic party. 


Of Chester, has been a strict Republican since 
the formation of the party. He was born in 
Chester, August 3, 1814, and is therefore seventy 
years of age. The earlier years of his life he 
spent within the walls of a common school, from 
whence he went to receive greater instruction to 
a high school. He has been honored in his town 
by being chosen Constable, member of the Board 
of Relief, Highway Surveyor, and Selectman. 
Mr. Clarke has been engaged in agriculture most 
of his life. This is his first term in the House. 


Of Clinton, is a physician and a druggist, and is 
also the proprietor of a large country store. He 
was born in Killingworth in 1816, and is sixty- 
eight years old. For twenty-six years he prac- 
ticed medicine after the eclectic standard, and 
then devoted himself exclusively to the sale of 
drugs and general goods, a business he has fol- 
lowed for the past twenty years. He has been 
Town Auditor, Grand Juror, and member of the 
Board of Relief, and is at present First Select- 
man, Chairman of the Oyster Staking Commit- 
tee, and Special Law Agent of the town. He is 
a Republican. 



Of Cromwell, was born in that town December 
26, 1829; was educated at Springfield, Mass., and 
at the academy in Cromwell. In 1878, 1879, and 
1880 he was a Selectman, and is at present Cor- 
porator and Director in the Dime Savings Bank 
at Cromwell. He was a member of the House 
in 1884, serving on the Agricultural Committee, 
and acting a portion of the time as Clerk of that 
body. He has frequently represented his town 
at State and other conventions. Was Delegate 
and one of the Vice-Presidents of the Conven- 
tion in Hartford to nominate Presidential Dele- 
gates to Chicago, also at the State Convention at 
JSTew Haven which nominated Governor Harrison 
and the other State officers. Mr. Sage now re- 
sides on the old homestead, which has been in 
the family without a break since about 1650 ; he 
is a lineal descendant of one of the first settlers 
of his town. His present occupation is that of a 
farmer, and in politics he is a Republican. 


Of Durham, is forty-one years of age, having 
been born in Durham, June 5, 1843. This is his 
first experience in the Legislature. While a boy 
he attended the Durham Academy, graduated 
from Wesleyan University in 1870, and from the 
Yale Law School in 1872, since which time he 
has practiced law, having his office in New 
Haven. In his early life he was a farmer. He 
has been Acting School Visitor for ten years. 
In politics he is a Republican. 


Of Durham, was born there October 2, 1S3S. 
The common schools and academy of his native 
place gave him the opportunity to secure a good 
education. During the war he served as Corpo- 
ral of Co. F, Twenty-fourth Connecticut Volun- 

teers, and at its conclusion resumed bis occupa- 

tion of farming. JJc has boon a member 
Board of School Visitors and of the Board of 

Relief; has also served as Constable an I I 
Sheriff, and is at present a Jul the P< 

and Registrar of Voters. Mr. Atwell is in poli- 
tics a strong Republican. 


Of East Haddam, was born in Ellinirt« -n. tin- 
State, February 14, 1844, and is therefore nearly 
forty-one years of age. His education he re- 
ceived in a common school. He was a pri- 
vate in Co. D, Fourteenth Connecticut Volun- 
teers, during the war, and at its conclusion re- 
sumed his occupation of farming, which he has 
since followed. He has always voted with the 


The second Representative of East Haddam. was 
born in East Haddam, December 3, 1853, but 
resides in Hadlyme. The common Bchook 
the Seabury Institute at Saybrook afforded Mr. 

Griffin the means of an education. Be 
gaged in farming aud lumbering, and has held 
the office of Constable for several years. Be ffl 
a Republican. 


Of Essex, was born in Lowell. Mass., Julj 88, 
1847, studied in the common and select Bcho b, 
and followed the profession of mechanical 
draughtsman for a few years. He became a r - 
dent of Essex in L870, and for about Beveu fi - 
was a partner in a firm that manufactured emery 

wheels. For the past seven yean he baa been 
engaged as Superintendent ot' the Tap Manufac- 
turing Company, lie is a Republican. 



Of Haddam. With the exception of two instan- 
ces since 1854:, the Republican party in Haddam 
has not elected Representatives until the past fall. 
Mr. Clark, the first Representative, is fifty-one 
years of age, having been born in Haddam, 
June 11, 1833. In his youth he was sent to com- 
mon and select schools, and later spent consider- 
able time in a very close study of mechanical 
causes and effects. He pursued mechanical en- 
gineering for a time, then became a jobber and 
contractor, a vocation he filled for many years, 
and finally became engaged in manufacturing, in 
which he is still prominent. Mr. Clark is Presi- 
dent of the Higganum Savings Bank, and of the 
Higganum Manufacturing Company. He is also 
a Director in several companies. Mr. Clark is 
a strong Republican, and has been Chairman of 
the Republican Town Committee for eighteen 
years. He resides in Higganum. 


Of Haddam, the second Representative, is thirty- 
eight years of age. He was born in Hatfield, 
Mass., and enjoyed a common-school education. 
He has generally been engaged in farming, but 
is now a large dealer in wood and timber in 
Tyler ville. Mr. Warner is a Republican. 


Of Killingworth, was born in that town Decem- 
ber 24, 1830, and is therefore fifty -four years of 
age. Lee's Academy at Madison, and a term at 
the State Normal School, educated him. For 
fourteen years he was a Selectman, and he has 
held all the minor offices of the town. He is 
now a Justice, and a member of the School 
Board ; and at the last election he was chosen 
Judge of Probate, and he retains the Chairman- 
ship of the Democratic Town Committee. He 
has generally pursued the business of farming 
and school -teaching, and is a Democrat. 


Of Killingworth, was born there May 26, 1847, 
and received his education in common and select 
schools. He has been Constable five years, Col- 
lector four years, member of Town Committee 
two years, and Grand Juror one year. At pres- 
ent he is Constable, Collector, and member of the 
Town Committee. He is a farmer by occupa- 
tion. He is and always has been a Democrat. 


Of Middlefield, was born there sixty years ago. 
His education he received in the common and 
select schools of Middletown and Meriden. His 
ancestors were Democrats. His grandfather was 
the Hon. Joshua Stow, who held important offices 
in the State Senate and House of Representatives 
for a number of years, and was the author of the 
article in the Constitution which secured complete 
religious toleration. Mr. Coe was clerk in the 
post-office in Middletown for nearly two years, 
and taught school in Middlefield, and in the 
graded schools at New London. He went to 
California in 1849, making a five months' voyage 
around Cape Horn, and stopping at the West 
Indies and Valparaiso. He followed the busi- 
ness of ship joiner most of the time while a 
resident of San Francisco, and visited Oregon, 
Puget's Sound, and the southern mines of Cali- 
fornia. In 1859 he returned home, and since 
that time has been engaged in farming. He 
voted for Fremont, and ever since has worked 
with the Republican party. 


Of Portland, was a member from this town in 
last year's General Assembly. He was born in 
Portland, January 25, 1822. He attended the 
common schools, and is now a Road Commis- 
sioner, member of Board of Relief, and District 
Treasurer. He was formerly Selectman and 
Road Inspector. He is a farmer by occupation, 
and in politics is a Republican. 



Of Saybrook, first Representative of this town, 
resides in Deep River. He was born at Penfield, 
Monroe county, ET. Y., June 12, 1831. His early 
life, from two to twenty-three, was spent in 
Geneva, Ashtabula county, Ohio, where he re- 
ceived such an education as the district schools 
of that place could offer at that time. His early 
political impressions were of the Joshua R. Grid- 
dings type. From 1853 to 1876 Mr. Pratt was 
an owner and an operator in the ivory factory of 
Julius Pratt & Co., and Walter Webb & Co., of 
Meriden, and their successors, Pratt, Read & Co. 
of Deep River. In 1876 he retired, but still 
retains an interest in the business. In 1875 he 
was a member of the House of Representatives, 
and for the two years from 1879 was First Select- 
man of his town. At present he is a member of 
the Board of Selectmen, and is a Director of the 
Deep River National Bank, and Yice-President 
of Deep River Savings Bank. He is a Republi- 


Of Saybrook, was born in Deep River, January 
26, 1856. After receiving a eomm 
education he attended the Hartford Public 
School, and the Williston Seminary at East 
Hampton, Mass. By occupation lie b a manu- 
facturer, and at present is Registrar of V 
for the Town of Saybrook. He ifl a Republican. 


Of Westbrook, was born in Sandusky, Ohio, 

April 3, 1841, and received a common Bchool and 
academic education. He has been Constable, 
and is a member of the Board of Relief. He 
follows farming and fishing for an occupation. 
He is a Republican. 



Of Coventry, was born in Mansfield, December 
17, 1822. His father, John Gilbert, was for 
forty years a merchant in Mansfield, and a pio- 
neer in the temperance reformation ; having been 
Chairman of a meeting in Tolland, at which the 
first Temperance Society in the county was 
organized. His mother was a direct descendant 
of Increase and Cotton Mather through Rev. 
John Williams of Deerfield, and Rev. Nathan 
Strong, first minister in North Coventry. Mr. 
Gilbert, after a course of study in select schools 
in his own and neighboring towns, was for a 
time engaged in mercantile pursuits and teach- 

ins:. Later his business has been mainly farm- 
inar. He has resided in Coventry since 1859. 
Although Mr. Gilbert lias served in m - 
offices in the gift of his town he has never Bought 
official position, and when he has accepted sm-h 
positions, it has been m a duty rather than as a 
matter of personal interest. Thia is his third 
year in the Legislature, baring been a member of 
the House in L868 and L872. In the present 
session he is House Chairman of the Committee 
on Temperance, lias been a Republican since 
the party was formed, but is not strongly partisan. 




Of Tolland, was born at Somers, November 20, 
1845, and received a common-school education. 
He is a Republican in politics, and is engaged in 
farming. Mr. Bradley is a member of the Board 
of Relief in Tolland. The present is his first 
term in the Legislature. 


Of Tolland, served as Deputy Sheriff in Tolland 
County for three years from June 1, 1880, and 
has been a Constable for a number of years. His 
general business is farming. He was born at 
Tolland, November 11, 1851, and received a 
common-school education. Mr. Edgerton is a 
member of the Republican party. 


Of Andover, is a member of the Board of Select- 
men, and is an active participant in Republican 
politics in that town. He is engaged in farming. 
Mr. Lathrop was born at Lebanon, April 12, 
1846, and was educated in the common schools. 
The present is his first term in the General 


Of Bolton, is a member of the Democratic party, 
and is a farmer by occupation. He was born at 
Bolton, September 17, 1840, and received a dis- 
trict-school education. He holds the office of 
Deacon in the Bolton Congregational Church, 
and is an influential resident of the town. 


Of Columbia, is a member of the Democratic 
party, and is at present Town Treasurer. He is 
engaged in farming and the grocery business. 
Mr. Collins was born in Coventry, August 11, 
1852, and was educated in the common and select 
schools. [Mr. Collins's election was contested 
by Rev. F. D. Avery, and by vote of the House 
he was retired and the latter gentleman awarded 
his seat February 18, 1885.] 


Of Columbia, the successful contestant for the 
seat to which that town is entitled in the Con- 
necticut House of Representatives, took his oath 
and his seat Tuesday, February 24th. Mr. Avery 
was born in Groton, October 30, 1818, and is 
therefore 66 years of age. At the age of 17 he 
left the farm upon which he was reared, to 
become an apprentice in a cabinet-maker's shop. 
Two years thereafter he began to study with 
a view of the ministry. Seven years later, or in 
1844, he graduated from Yale College, and in 
1847 from Yale Theological Seminary. In 1850 
he became pastor of the Congregational Church 
in Columbia, which charge he has retained up to 
the present time — the longest continuous pastor- 
ate in the State, with a single exception. Mr. 
Avery has been Moderator of the General Asso- 
ciation of Connecticut, School Visitor for thirty- 
two years, and is President of the Board of 
Trustees of the "Hale Fund." He made the 
tour of Europe in 1879, visiting England, Scot- 
land, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and 
Holland. He- has been a Republican since the 
organization of that party. 


Of Coventry, was born at Chaplin, in July, 1829, 
and received a common-school education. In 
1852 he removed to South Coventry, where he 
has since resided. He is engaged in the woolen 
manufacturing business. In politics Mr. Kings- 
bury is a Republican. The present is his first 
term of service in the Legislature. 


Of Ellington, is a member of the Board of 
Selectmen of Ellington, serving three years on 
the Board, a portion of the time as Chairman. 
During the war he was a non-commissioned 
officer in Company F of the Twenty-fifth Con- 
necticut. He is a Republican in politics, and 
will act with that party in the Legislature. Mr. 
Thompson was born in Ellington, January 11, 
1840, and received a common and High-School 
education there. 



Of Willington, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, 
England, April 3, 1830. His early education 
was received from the common schools of his 
native town. In 1856, then a young man of 
twenty-six, he emigrated to America. On arriv- 
ing in this country, he went to Paterson, N". J., 
where he spent a year engaged in his trade of 
wool-sorting. He afterwards went to Norwich, 
Conn., and worked a year at the same trade, and 
subsequently to Webster, Mass., where he en- 
gaged with Nelson Slater. He plied his chosen 
avocation in several places in the Bay State until 
1863, when he settled in Worcester, where for 
ten years he was engaged as foreman of the 
wool-sorting department of the Adriatic Mills. 
then run by Jordan, Marsh & Co. of Boston. 
In 1873 he removed to Willington, Conn., and 
bought a half interest in the Daleville Woolen 

Mills, then owned and run by James J. R 
The business was carried on two yean under the 
firm-name of Reagan & Hoyle, when the latter 
purchased the property and continued the busi- 
ness with two partners under the name «>t' Boyle, 
Smith & Co. lie shortly after bought ont his 
partners'' interests, since which time he has car- 
ried on the manufacturing business alone and 
quite successfully. During his ten years 1 pro- 
prietorship o\' the Daleville Mills, improvements 
in the little hamlet and in the mills have 
steadily going on. He i> a man o( Bterlil _ 
tegrity and good business qualities, and is held in 
high esteem by his fellow-townsmen tor his enter- 
prise and moral worth. He hi s - ght for 
office, and the present is his first term in the 
Legislature, to which he was 
majority. In politics he i- a Republican. 



Of Hebron, was a member of the First Con- 
necticut Light Battery during the war, enlisting 
in August, 1862. He was discharged by order 
of President Lincoln in the spring of 1864. Mr. 
Waldo was born at Hebron, March 14, 1844, and 
received a good common-school education. He 
has spent a number of years in teaching, and is 
at present a member of the School Board and 
Acting School Visitor at Hebron. For the past 
eight years he has been occupied with farming. 
Mr. Waldo is a Republican. 


Of Hebron, has held the offices of Constable, 
Town Auditor, and Road Agent and Commis- 
sioner. He is a farmer by occupation. In poli- 
tics Mr. Hutchinson is a Republican. He was 
born at Gilead, April 22, 1827, and received 
a good district-school education. 


Of Somers, served in the Third Massachusetts 
Cavalry during the war. He was born at War- 
ren, Mass., January 17, 1846, and was educated 
in the common schools. He is a blacksmith by 
trade, and in politics is a Republican. The 
present is his first term in the General Assembly. 


Of Somers, is occupied with farming, the wood 
and lumber business and in supplying railroad 
ties for the railroad companies. He is forty-one 
years old, having been born at Somers, March 
28, 1843, where he received a common-school 
education. In politics Mr. Gager is a Republican. 


Of Mansfield, was born at Peacham, Vt., October 
9, 1820, and received a common-school education. 
He was formerly a resident of Farmington, where 
he held the office of Grand Juror. He lias been 
member of the Board of Selectmen at Mansfield, 
and is at present a Justice of the Peace. Mr. 
Hooker is a Republican, having acted with that 
party since its organization. In early life he was 
a Democrat, but left the party during the Pierce 
Campaign. His business is that of a miller and 
spoke manufacturer. 


Of Mansfield, is a native of the town which he 
represents, having been born there, March 17, 
1822. He received a good education in the com- 
mon schools of that place, and at the Wilbraham 
Academy. He has been a teacher, but most of 
his life has been spent in farming, cattle dealing, 
butchering, and in the management of real estate. 
Mr. Starkweather has been a member of the 
Board of Assessors of Mansfield for a number of 
years, and has been Constable and Collector. He 
is a staunch Republican. 


Of Stafford, was a member of the House in 1862, 
serving on the Committee on Claims, and also in 
1874, when he was a member of the Committee 
on Education. He received an academic educa- 
tion and engaged in teaching, preparing mean- 
while for a Collegiate course. This had to be 
given up on account of trouble with his eyes. 
Subsequently he commenced the study of law, 
but had to abandon the project on account of a 
recurrence of the old trouble. He then turned 
his attention to mercantile pursuits and engaged 
in business until 1866. Becoming personally 
interested in religion he gave up his business and 
began a theological course of study, graduating 
from the Hartford Seminary in 1869. While in 
business he held the offices of Selectman and 
Justice of the Peace. But since 1869 he has 
been constantly engaged in his ministerial work, 
nearly all of the time in this State. He became 
Acting Pastor of the Congregational Church 
at Stafford Springs a little more than a year ago, 
and was elected a Representative to the present 
Legislature from Stafford as a Republican, al- 
though the town is usually Democratic by a 
considerable majority. Mr. Hawley is a native 
of Norfolk in this State, and something over fifty 
y ears of age. 



Of Stafford, was born at Hingham, Mass., June 
1, 1848, and received a' common-school educa- 
tion. Mr. Lufler's father died when his son was 
but a mere infant. The family, consisting of two 
brothers and one sister, were in a few years 
divided. The present Representative, when nine 
years of age, went to live with Mr. E. G. Whiton 
of Gilead, and remained there until he was 21 
years old. In the fall of 1863 Mr. Whiton 
moved to West Stafford, Conn. The next spring 
Mr. Lufler entered the machine shop owned by 
Mr. D. E. Whiton (brother of his guardian), 
where he served as an apprentice, day laborer, 
and contractor, until the spring of 1883, when 
Mr. Whiton tendered him the position of Super- 
intendent, which he now occupies. He has been 
a member of the Board of Relief at Stafford, and 
is highly honored by his fellow-townsmen. He 
is a Republican in politics. 


Of Union, was born at Sturbridge, Mass., June 
28, 1847, and received a common school educa- 
tion. He has held the offices of Constable and 
Grand Juror, the latter of which positions he 
still retains. Mr. Reed is occupied with farming. 
In politics he is a Republican. He has been 
a resident of Union since he was four years old. 


Of Union, was a member of the House in 1881, 
and has held the offices of Constable, Collector, 
and School Visitor. He is engaged in mercan- 

tile pursuits, farming, and the lumber bni 
Mr. Newell was born at Union. No vein! 
1844, and received a good common-school educa- 
tion, completing his course of studies at the 
Lawrence Academy, Groton ( II; is. In 

politics he is a Democrat. 


Of Vernon (Rockville), is a nativ< jland, 

and is 44 years of age. He received a 
school and academic education. Mr. Fitl 
engaged in the manufacture of woolen _ 
Rockville. In politics he is a Republican. 


Of Vernon (Rockville), was born in E 
ford, August 10, 1852, and graduated from the 
East Greenwich Seminary in 1871, and from 
Wesleyan University in l s 7.">. lie was admitted 
to the bar in 1877, and has since practiced Is 
Rockville. He is Coroner of Tolland County. 
Mr. Phelps is a Republican. 


Of Willington, was born at Ashford, March 2. 
1828, and received a common-school educ 
He has held the offices of Selectman. A—.— . 
Town Agent, and member (>i the Board 
lief. He is at present a member of the Board of 
Selectmen. He is engaged in tanning and the 
sale of agricultural manufactures and tools. II 
Wright is a Republican in poli 





Senator Maltbie, 3d District. 

Messrs. Newton of Durham, Joslyn of Hartford, Steele 
of Newington, Lee of Meriden, Gunn of Milford, Clerk, 
Slade of Bridgeport, Forbes of New Hartford, Phelps 
of Vernon. 


Senator Chapman, 2d District. 

Messrs. Garvan of East Hartford, Wallace of Walling- 
ford, Comstock of Montville, Mead of New Canaan, Mur- 
dock of Thompson, Spencer of New Hartford, Coe of 
Middlefield, Fitton of Vernon, Clerk. 


Senator Turner, 5th District. 

Messrs. Gay of Farmington, Piatt of Derby, Mitchell of 
Norwich, Wildman of Danbury, Clerk, Hutchins of Plain- 
field, Swift of Warren, Pratt of Saybrook, Newell of Union. 


Senator Curtiss, 20th District. 

Messrs. Gilmour of Norwich, Willard of Wethersfield, 
Robertson of Waterford, Wildman of New Fairfield, Bul- 
lard of Pomfret, Woodruff of Winchester, Goddard of 
Essex, Kingsbury of Coventry. 


Senator Morgan, 14th District. 

Messrs. Crofut of Norwalk, Andrew of Naugatuck, Nor- 
ton of Colchester, Griswold of Rocky Hill, Clerk, Cox 
of Brooklyn, Bradley of Canaan, Griffin of East Haddam, 
Edgerton of Tolland. 


Senator Robertson, 8th District. 

Messrs. Beach of Bristol, Johnson of Bethany, Davis of 
East Lyme, Wakeman of Fairfield, Warren of Eastford, 
Clerk, Ford of Woodbury, Dibbie of Westbrook, Bradley 
of Tolland. 


Senator Walsh, 12th District. 

Messrs. Clark of Haddam, Sessions of Bristol, Linsley of 
Branford, Spencer of Suffield, Stalford of Ridgefield, Allen 
of Putnam, Clerk, Chapman of North Stonington, Lufler 
of Stafford. 


Senator Brewster, 10th District. 

Messrs. Carter of Waterbury, Warner of Berlin, Clerk, 
Burleson of Griswold, Hull of Monroe, Bennett of Canter- 
bury, Perry of Barkhamsted, Clark of Chester, Lathrop of 


Senator Stanton, 9th District. 

Messrs. Colyer of Darien, Davis of Meriden, Clerk, 
Harris of Wethersfield, Smith of Franklin, Griggs of 
Chaplin, Barber of Torrington, Charter of East Haddam, 
Waldo of Hebron. 


Senator Smith, 13th District. 

Messrs. Troup of New Haven, Phelps of Avon, White 
of Groton, Hawley of Huntington, Smith of Scotland, 
Tiffany of Barkhamsted, Purple of Chatham, Clerk, Hooker 
of Mansfield. 


Senator Glover, 15th District. 

Messrs. Gay of Winchester, Freeman of Simsbury, Brown 
of Waterbury, Burnham of Lyme, Hoyt of Stamford, Clerk, 
Converse of Thompson, Cornwall of Portland, Usher of 


Senator Allen, 21st District. 

Messrs. Couch of Stonington, Abbe of Enfield, Miles of 
Milford, Clerk, Nichols of Fairfield, Staub of New Milford, 
Mathewson of Plainfield, Atwell of Durham, Loomis of 


Senator Turner, 5th District. 

Messrs. Houston of Enfield, Hubbard of Southington, 
Butler of Oxford, Clerk, Williams of New London, More- 
house of Wilton, Randall of Killingly, Beers of Cornwall, 
Gager of Somers. 


Senator Crandall, 11th District. 

Messrs. Grosvenor of Pomfret, Piatt of Sou'thbury, Capen 
of Bloomfield, Gregory of Danbury, Thompson of Bethle- 
hem, Morse of Litchfield, Sage of Cromwell, Clerk, Stark- 
weather of Mansfield. 


Senator Pember, 23d District. 

Messrs. Hawley of Stafford, Wilcox of Simsbury, Corn- 
wall of Cheshire, Clerk, Satterlee of Ledyard, Ambler of 
Bethel, Waldo of Killingly, Jackson of Torrington, Law- 
ton of Middletown. 


Senator Tatem, 16th District. 

Messrs. Jackson of Derby, Halladay of Suffield, Stark of 
New London, Mead of Greenwich, Morrison of Windham, 
Clerk, Stone of New Milford, Marvin of Saybrook, Hutch- 
inson of Hebron. 


Senator Chaffee, 24th District. 

Messrs. Lake of Woodstock, Fenton of Windsor, Clerk, 
Graham of Orange, Brown of Groton, Barnes of Sherman, 
Mattoon of Watertown, Warner of Haddam, Inslee of 
East Windsor. 


Senator Cooley, 1st District. 

Messrs. Corbin of New Britain, Arnold of Manchester, 
Colton of Granby, Stiles of North Haven, Wheeler of 
North Stonington, Nickerson of Redding, Keigwin of 
Windham, Allen of Goshen, Clerk. 


Senator Day, 7th District. 

Messrs. Selden of Norfolk, Cheney of Manchester, Clerk, 
Kinne of Hartford, Fowler of Guilford, King of Lebanon, 
Piatt of Easton, Hammond of Putnam, Goodwin of Salis- 


Senator Stanton, 9th District. 

Messrs. Pigott of New Haven, Allen of Sprague, Spurr 
of Salisbury. 


Senator Batcheller, 18th District. 

Messrs. Frisbie of Farmington, Troup of New Haven, 
Barber of Stonington, Swartwout of Stamford, Newton of 
Hampton, Clerk, Parker of Thomaston, Clark of Haddam, 
Thompson of Ellington. 



Senator Clarke, 17th District. 

Messrs. Gilbert of Coventry, Cruttenden of Madison, 
Ford of Bozrah, Palmer of Ridgefield, Hibbard of Wood- 
stock, Clerk, Stone of Litchfield, Pelton of Clinton, Cady 
of Somers. 



Senator Alsop, 22d District. 

Messrs. Williams of New London, Barnes of Burlington, 
Rossiter of Guilford, Bristoll of Brookfield, Cary of Can- 
terbury, Stillman of Colebrook, Strong of Chatham, Hoyle 
of Willington. 


Senator Clarke, 18th District. 

Messrs. Phelan of Bridgeport, Hayes of Granby, Howe 
of Cheshire, Davoll of Lebanon, Clerk, Buxton of Ash- 
ford, Bryant of Harwinton, Seymour of Norfolk, Reed of 


Senator Cooley, 1st District. 

Messrs. Arnold of Manchester, Parsons of East Windsor, 
Clark of East Granby, Linsley of Branford, Morse of 
Prospect, Brown of Colchester, Baldwin of Colebrook, 
Clerk, Bradley of Washington. 


Senator Maltbie, 3d District. 

Messrs. Slade of Bridgeport, Tuttle of Wolcott, Hoyt of 
Middlebury, Piatt of Southbury, Douglass of Salem, Hall 
of Voluntown, Peck of Old Lyme, Gridley of Harwinton. 


Senator Clarke, 17th District. 

Messrs. Staub of New Milford, Mix of West Hartford, 
Munson of Hamden, Smith of North Branford, Benjamin 
of Preston, Spencer of New Hartford, Green of Goshen, 
Wright of Willington. 


Senator Dunbar, 4th District. 

Messrs. Stark of New London, Darlin of East Hartford, 
Day of Marlborough, Nichols of Stratford, Sturges of Wes- 
ton, Turkington of Morris, Griswold of Killingworth, Col- 
lins of Columbia. 


Senator Dunbar, 4th District. 

Messrs. Miles of Milford, Turner of Glastonbury, Clerk, 
McManus of New Britain, Clark of Woodbridge, Peck of 
Old Lyme, Griffin of Redding, Deming of Sharon, Russell 
of Woodbury. 


Senator Golden, 6th District. 

Messrs. Crofut of Norwalk, French of Hartland, Pigott 
of New Haven, Mitchell of Norwich, Kenyon of Sterling, 
Selden of Norfolk, Carroll of Middletown, Hawley of 


Senator Cooley, 1st District. 

Messrs. Spencer of Old Saybrook, Emmons of Hartland, 
Judd of Seymour, Clerk. 


Senator Golden, 6th District. 

Messrs. Wildman of Danbury, Spencer of Suffield, French 
of Hartland. 


Senator Richardson, 19th District. 

Messrs. Joslyn of Hartford, Curry of Windsor. 



Rev. Graham Taylor of Hartford. 


Lorenzo D. Convene of I 


Charles H. Thomas of Hartford, G<-<.r_'e W. A 
Stamford, Frederick M. Cooke of Winch 


William A. Countryman, Hartford Port; Cherlei Hopkins 
Clark, Hartford Courant: \V. O. Burr, Hartford 
William Sheffield, New Haven Palladium: Frank M 
joy, New Haven Journal and Courier; G 
Norwich Bulletin; W. A. J. Buckley, NTeif Britain Herald. 




Rev. Raynor S. Pardin^ton of Hartford. 


William Sidney Downs of Derby, Austin Brainard <»f 


Charles W. Pickett of Washington. John L. Wilson of 
Suffield, Brigham Payne of Vernon, Worthington B. But- 
ton of Hampton. 


David B. Date of Franklin, Albert L. Church of Chap- 
lin. David S. Bartram of Redding, George R. Waugh of 
Killingworth, Henry 31. Rossiter of Guilford. 


First Division, Frederick J. Brown of WaU-rbur - 
ond Division, John J. Phelan of Bridgeport; Thir . 
sion, Thomas A. Lake of Woodstock; Fourth D 
Erastus Gay of Farmington. 


E. Hart Fenn, Hartford Post; John C. Kinney 
ford Courant; George D. Curtis. Hartford Times; John F. 
O'Neil, Hartford Telegram: .1. II. Carlin. N 
Union; H. Alloway. Ntfw Haven News; IV B. Adams. 
New Haven Register; William F. Graham. Men I 
publican; F. H.^Nash, Bridgeport Standard; I 
Campion, Waterbury American; C. E. Woodrafl M 
Britain Herald. 



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Allan W. Paige of Danbury. 

Republican majority. 1886— Senate, 10; Bouse, 71: Joint 
Ballot, 81. 


Connecticut Mutual Life 

Insurance Company 

Offers to those needing Insurance. 


A policy for a definite and absolute sum, not dependent either for size or for payment upon the 
ability or willingness of a varying body of certificate holders to pay post mortem assessments, and 
therefore liable to yield little or nothing at all, and never certain or even likely to yield any given sum : 

A policy which remains good so long as the premiums are paid, through life, and not liable to be 
made wholly worthless any day by the breaking up of a body of men who will not stand increasing 

A policy whose maximum cost is known at the start, and cannot be more than the premium 
charged therein : 

A policy which, after two or three premiums paid, becomes by its own terms, and without sur- 
render, fully paid up for an amount each year stated in a printed table upon the policy ; so that 
should the need for the full amount of insurance cease at any time, payments of premium may cease 
and the policy thereupon becomes fully paid up for the amount shown in the printed table on the 

A policy which at the end of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, etc., years, may be surrendered for a cash 
sum stated in a table printed upon the policy ; so that should the need for insurance cease entirely, 
the cash sum is available for one's own needs at the end of those periods as stated : 

A policy which participates in the surplus earned which there are no stockholders to share ; so 
that each member's insurance costs him only just what it costs the Company : 

A policy which gives to each holder the entire and just benefit of his own payments, under all 
circumstances, neither subjecting him to the forfeiture of what he has paid if he cannot pay more, 
nor tempting him to insure in the hope of sharing in the forfeitures of others who cannot pay: 

A policy whose protection to the family for all the value there is in it is not lost by any failure 
to pay premiums for the benefit of a special class whose object in insurance is a mere speculation in 
such losses by the unfortunate : 

A policy liberal, just, and definite in all its terms and conditions : 

A record of a most successful experience for thirty-nine years ; during which it has received in 
premiums $137,558,478.17; for interest, etc., $46,721,016.14; and has paid to its members and bene- 
ficiaries, for losses and matured policies, $70,752,647.09; for dividends, $41,500,603.60: 

The protection of its contracts by Gross Assets of undoubted value, amounting to $53,430,032.91, 
with a surplus by the highest legal standard of solvency of $4,121,824.57 : 

An unequaled record for economy in management, which, in view of the low rates of interest 
now prevailing and likely to prevail on the best securities, is of far greater importance than ever 
before as affecting future dividends and the cost of insurance. 

An unsurpassed record for prudence and care in all departments of its business : 

An unsurpassed record for the just and honorable settlement of its claims and the protection of 
its members against fraud : 

A more conservative basis for future solvency as to new business, than is adopted by any other 
American company, by reason of which a larger amount of paid-up insurance and a larger cash sum 
on surrender is given than can be guaranteed by any other company: 

A conservative management in all respects : 

An Insurance contract of the most definite character, perfectly adapted to all legitimate wants, 
conceived and administered in perfect equity, guarded by ample and undoubted security, at the 
lowest cost that economy and good management can accomplish consistently with absolute and 
perpetual safety. 


Connecticut Mutual 

Life Insurance Company, 


Thirty-ninth Annual Statement. 

NET ASSETS, January i, 1884, $51,2 15,581 .32 


For Premiums, $4,707,437.42 

For Interest and Rent, 2,777,229.57 

Profit and Loss, . . 17,347.91 



Forclaims by Death, $2,752,375.18 

For matured Endowments, ..... 789,848.00 
Surplus returned to Policy- 
holders, . 1,153,608.28 

Lapsed and surrendered Policies, 816,475.17 

$58,7 I 7>596.22 

Total paid Policy-holders, $5,512,306.63 


Expenses : 

Commissions to Agents, 

Salaries of Officers, Clerks, and 
all others employed on salary, . 102,384.39 

Medical Examiners' Fees, 13,860.00 

Printing, Advertising, Legal, Real 

Estate, and all other expenses, 262,471.43 




Balance, Net Assets, December 31, 



Loans upon Real Estate, first lien (value $75,214,912.09), $27,096,682.82 

Loans upon Stocks and Bonds (value $400,388.00), ... 283,000 00 

Premium Notes on Polices in force, 2,624,723.57 

Cost of Real Estate owned by the Company, 11, 755, 783. 58 

Cost of Stocks and Bonds owned by the Company : 

United States Currency 6s, 

State of Tennessee, 

City of Evansville, Ind., 

Jackson, Mich., 

Fort Wayne, Ind., 

Louisville, Ky., sewer,. 

Mobile, Ala., 

Kansas, Mo., 

Milwaukee, Wis., . 

" Quincy, 111., 

" " " debt funding, 

" Galveston, Texas, 

" Austin, " 

" Denver, Col., 

Province of Quebec, 

St. Louis County Park, 

Atlantic Dock Co., 

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., 

Baltimore & Ohio R. R., Parkersburg Branch,.. 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., consols,.. 
Chic, Burl. & Quincy R. R., Missouri River Div. 
Chic, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R., consols,... 

Chic, Mil. & St. Paul R R., River Div., 

Chic, Mil. & St. P. R. R., Chic. & Mil. Div.,.. 

Chicago & Northwestern R. R., consols, 

Chic. & Northwestern R. R , gen. consols, gold, 
Chic & No'we'n R. R., Win. & St. Peters Div. 


99,000. CO 







187,500 00 

2,iS 7 . 3 6 






28,546 88 



20 9,375-oo 

62,829 1 7 





96,669 68 



Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans R. R 776.562.50 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., ... 

Cleveland, Col., Cin. & Indianapolis R. R., I2. . 

Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton R. R. , 

Cincinnati, Hamilton e£ Dayton R. R.. ,.85 

Cleveland & Pittsburgh R. R., 4th mortgage, 2,237.67 

Cin., Indanap's, St. Louis & Chicago R. R,. .. 47,901.25 

Dayton & Western R. R.. 32.765.00 

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R. R., 1,267.81 

Detroit, Lansing & Northern R. R., 121,752.50 

Harlem River & Portchester R. R., 1,000,000 00 

Illinois Central R. R., 209,000.00 

Lake Shore & Michigan So. R. R., 2dmort., 185, 2,4.67 

Lake S. & Mich. So. R. R., D , M. & T. Div.,.. 24,629.58 

Lehigh Valley R. R., general mortgage, 

Michigan Central R. R., y,.~. 

Michigan Central R. R., 244, ) 

Michigan Central R. R., Det. & Bay City Div., . . . 200,000.00 

IN. Y., Lake Erie & West'n R. R., Erie consols,. 195,574. 42 

Pittsburgh, Cin. & St. Louis R. R., 1st mort.,. . . 60,629.94 

Philadelphia & Reading R. R., 124- - - 

Northern Pacific R. R., 1st mortgage, 5?;, 500.00 

Vermont Valley R. R., 301,500.00 

Wab., St. L. & Pac R. R., L. E.,W. & St. L. Div., 54,662.29 

Wab., St. L. & Pac R. R., Gt. Western Div 

Wab., St. L. & Pac. R. R., D. £ E. St. L. Div.,.. . 
St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, 


130 shares First National Bank, Hartford, Conn., $13,000.00 

100 " City " -5 °° 

25 " iEtna " " 00 

176 " Phoenix " " " v i.oo 

10 " Charter Oak Nat. B'k. Ha'i'd. Conn., 1,05500 

10 " State Bank, Hartford, Conn 500 

300 " Conn. Tr. & Sate Den. Co . Ha'Pd,.. | .000.00 

175 " First Nat. Bank, Litchfield, Conn,... 

160 " Fourth National Bank, N. \ ^.00 

210 " N. Y., N. H. & Hartford R. R 11 

50 " Connecticut River R. R., 

Cash in Bank at Interest, 

Balance due from Agents, secured, 



Interest accrued and due, 1 

Rents accrued, 

Market value of Stocks and Bonds over cost.. . 

Net Premiums in course of collection, N 

Net deferred quarterly and semi-annual pre- 



Amount required to insure all outstaudr | 

net assuming 4 per cent, inten St, - 

Additional Reserve by Conqw 
per cent OO Policies issued ana 

All other Liabilities 

Surplus by Company's Standard, 

Surplus by Connecticut Standard, 4 per cent.,.. 
Surplus by New York Standard, \\ 

Increase of Assets during 1884 

Ratio of expenses of managemei 

JACOB L. GREENE, President. \V. G. ABBOT, Si v 

JOHN M. TAYLOR, Vice-President. DANIEL H. WELLS, fV 




Fire Insurance Company, 


CASH CAPITAL, - - - - - $1,000,000.00 


NET SURPLUS, - - - - - - - 241,644:.00 

TOTAL ASSETS, -------- 1,868,881.58 


D. R. HOWE, 







Ass't Secretary. 


Manager Western Department, 



Manager Pacific Department, 



EASTERN DEPARTMENT.— J. H. VAN BUREN, Dunkirk, N. Y. ; J. D. HENRY, York, Pa. ; HENRY E. HESS, Boston, Mass. 

WESTERN DEPABTME3JT.-T. J. ZOLLARS, Ottumwa, Iowa; W. J. LITTLEJOHN, Chicago, III. ; C. W. KIBBEE, St. Paul, 
Minn. ; W. J. DALLAS, St. Joseph, Mo. ; R. L. RAYNOLDS, Lincoln, Neb. ; J. A. NUNN, Fort Madison, Iowa. 

(From the Hartford Post.) 
The Connecticut Fire. 

The annual statement of the Connecticut Fire 
Insurance Compauy shows numerous gratifying 
results from the year's management of its affairs, 
and a splendid prosperity during the past five 
years. In that time the compauy has nearly 
doubled its premium income, and besides paying 
$500,000 in dividends to stockholders and several 
times thai sum to policy-holders, it has increased 
its assets $400,000. The management has been 
conducted on an economic basis, expenditures 
hiving been kept largely within the regular in- 
come. There is not a company in the country 
which possesses more solid assets, there not being 
a non interest-paying or doubtful investment in 
the entire schedule. The company's new build- 
ing at the corner of Grove and Prospect streets, 
which has been described at length in The Post, 
has been occupied, and is in all respects one of 
the most convenient and commodious working 
offices in the city. Altogether the company is in 
a very comfortable and prosperous condition, and 
without doubt has entered upon a more success- 
ful career than ever. 

(From the Hartford Courant.) 
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. 

Although the Connecticut Fire Insurance Com- 
pany is recognized as one of Hartford's most en- 
terprising and substantial financial institutions, 
few people realize its growth and advancement 
during the past five years. In that time it has 
more than doubled its premium income, and, be- 
sides paying $500,000 in dividends to its stock- 
holders, has increased its assets $400,000. No 
company in the country has, or can have, a more 
solid schedule of assets. 

Referring to the western department of the 
company recently organized, a leading Chicago 
journal says: 

"The present year has witnessed the establish- 
ment of a separate western department, in the 
management of which that veteran underwriter 
and genial gentleman, Mr. Abram Williams, has 
been installed. It goes without saying that what- 
ever can be accomplished for the company by 
prudence, energy, and foresight, will be accom- 
plished in this field under the administration of 
such a man as manager Williams. The company 
was never more strongly intrenched in the public 

confidence than to-day, and is unquestionably 
in a position to meet and grapple successfully 
with all the unknown vicissitudes of modern fire 
underwriting, be they what they may." 

(From the Hartford Times.) 

Connecticut Fire Insurance Co, 

The statement of the Connecticut Fire Insur- 
ance Company will bear critical examination. 
The character of its assets indicates great care 
and conservatism on the part of its finance com- 
mittee. The result of the business for the year 
is comparatively very favorable. The premium 
income has increased more than $50,000; the 
income from investments is greater than for the 
preceding year— in fact, greater than ever before. 
This is a good showing for a hard year— the 
hardest year in the business of fire insurance 
since 1872. The company is now fairly settled in 
its new and commodious office. It has recently 
organized a western department, and placed the 
management in the hands of one of the strongest 
underwriters in the West. The Connecticut was 
never in a more prosperous and healthy condition. 




THOMAS W. RUSSELL, President. FRED. V. HUDSON, Secretary. 

M. STORRS, Medical Adviser. 

ASSETS, January 1, 1835, - 

Surplus to Policy-Holders by Connecticut Standard, 

Surplus to Policy-Holders by New York Standard, 

333,036 51 

During each of the seven years past it has increased its assets. Has increased its surplus. 

Has increased the number of its policies. Has increased the amount of 

insurance in force, and decreased the ratio of expense. 


The Hartford Daily Gourant says : 

"Without entering into comparisons between the many companies in 
this city of insurance, we can, without partiality, say that the Connecti- 
cut General Life Insurance Company is one of the soundest and safest in 
which to invest. In the ratio of assets to the value of policies, by which the 
stability of a company is measured quite as much as anything else, the Gen- 
eral Life stands amomj the first, while its officers and directors are gentlemen 
of prominence and ability, of well-known integrity and long experience." 

The Hartford Times says of the last annual MaU 

"This is an exceedingly satisfactory showing, and proves that the 

Company is well managed and offers desirable insurance. 

" The directors and managers include some of the ablest business men 
in the city. 

"The Connecticut General, while not one of the lanreM companies in 
the city, has the reputation of being one of the Boondesl an. I 
vatively managed." 

Issues Policies of Insurance after a Careful Inspection of the Boilers. 





The Business of the Company includes all kinds of Steam Boilers, Full information concerning the plan of tho Con 
obtained at the COMPANY'S OFFICE, HARTFORD, CONN., or at any Agency. 

J. M. ALLEN, Pres, 

W. B. FRANKLIN, "Vice-Pres. 
bo.a_:e=i:d of directors. 

J. B. FIERCE. Se. 

J. M. Allen, President. 

Lucius J. Uendee, President /Etna Fire Insurance Co. 

Fkank W. Cheney, Ass't Treas. Cheney Bro. Silk Mfg. Co. 

Charles M. Beach, of Beach & Co. 

Daniel Phillips, of Adams Express Co. 

Geo. M. Bartholomew, PresM American National Bank. 

Richard W. H. Jarvis, Pres't Colt's Fire Arms Mt> Co. 

Thomas O. BNDERS, Secretary .Etna Life [DSUrance Co. 


Qbn. \v>i. B. Franklin, Vice-President C 
Geo. Crompton, Crompton Loom Works, w 
William Adam son, of Bivder. Adams 
Hon. Thomas Talbott, Ex-Gov< i 
Newton Case, of The Case, Lockwood J B 
Nelson Hollistbr, of State Bank, Bartford. 
Hon. Henri C, Robinson, Attorney, Hartftw 


ID. O. IT'IFLEElUL^lSr, <3-eneral .Agent. 


Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., 

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Very F\ieh and Ornamental, both Bronze and Deeorated, with Polished Bronze op Brass Trimmings, 

Clocks with Fine French Movements, Call Bells, Etc. 



21 Barclay Street. 

Jin inspection of our goods ai our Salesrooms is solicited. 



Hanover Street. 

Orient Insurance Company, 


Capital Stock, paid up in Cash, - 
Total Cash Assets, January 1, 1885, 
Total Losses Paid since organization, 



JOHN W. BROOKS, Pres't. GEO. W. LESTER, Sec'y. 


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F. S. "WINSTON, President. 

ASSETS, - - - $103,876,178.51. 


xETSTj-Es-A-itfCiE -&.cc©"u-2£px , _ 

No. Amount. 

Policies in force, January 1, 1884, 
Risks Assumed, 



122,184 $377,622,021 

Policies in force, January 1, 1885,. 
Risks Terminated, 










To Balance from last account, $94,972,10S.S6 

" Preminms received, 13,850,258.43 

" Interest and Rents, 5,245,059.98 

By paid Death Claims, • $5,226,820.83 


Matured Endowments, 

Total claims— $7,717,275.82 



Surrendered Policies and Additions 

Total paid Policy-holders— $13,923,062.19 
Commissions (payment of current and extin- 
guishment of future, 

Premium charged off on Securities Purchased,. . 

Taxes and Assessments, 


Balance to New Account 










169 61 





To Reserve at four per cent., $98,242,543.00 

" Claims by death not yet due, 862,387.00 

" Premiums paid in advance, 27.477.36 

" Surplus and Contingent Guarantee Fund, 4,743,771.15 

$103,876,178 51 

By Bonds Secured hy Mortgages on Real Estate, $46. 

" United Statesand other Bonds, 34 

" Loans on Collaterals, 6 

" Real Estate,.. 10 

" Cash in Banks and Trust Companies at interest, 2. 

" Interest accrued, 1, 

" Premiums deferred, quarterly and semi-annual, 1 

" Premiums in transit, principally for December, 

•' Suspense Account, 

" Agents 1 Balances, 



103,115 38 
138,714 51 
37,314 14 


Note.— If the New York Standard of four and a half per cent. Interest be used, the Surplus is over $12,000,000. 

From the Surplus, as appears in the Balance Sheet, a dividend will be apportioned to each participating Policy which shall be in force at its 
anniversary in 1885. 
ASSETS, December 31, 1884, $103,876,178.51 

Frederick. S. Winston, 
Samuel E. Sproui r.- : 
Lucius Robinson, 
Samuel D. Babcock, 
George S. Coe," 
John E. Deveun. 
Seymour L. Husteo, 
Richard A. McGYrdy, 
James C Holden, 


Hermann C. von Post, 
George C Richardson, 
Alexander H. Rice, 
William F. Babcock, 
F. Ratchford Starr, 
Frederick H. Cossitt, 
Lewis Mat, 
Oliver Harriman, 
Henry W. Smith, 


John H. Sherwood, 
George H. Andrews, 
Robert Olyphant, 
George F. Baker, 
Benjamin B. Sherman, 
Joseph Thompson, 
Dudley Olcutt, 
Anson Stager, 
Frederic Cromwell, 

Julien T. Davie s, 
Robert Sewell, 
S. Van Rensselaer Cruger, 
Charles R. Henderson, 
George Bliss, 
Rufus W. Peckham, 
William P. Dixon, 
J. Hobart Herrick, 

Tlie Mutual Life Insurance Company is in the forty-second year of its existence, and since the date of 
its organization has accumulated and has now safely 

Invested for the Sole Benefit of its Policy-Iiolders,. $103,876,178.51 
It has during this period 

Paid to its Policy-holders, $216,094,211.28 

After careful consideration, and with the view of granting to policy-holders whatever benefits the experience of the Company has shown to he 
wise and safe, a new form of policy has been prepared, known as The Five-Yoar Distribution Policy. This a well-matured plan and 
offers to the insuriig public many advantages. It introduces all the liberal features which its own experience or that of other institutions have 
shown to be popular, never forgetting that first of considerations— the absolute safety of the great fund held in trust by the managers of this institution. 

A few of the features wlreh characterize the "Five-Year Distribution Policy," are : 

Policy-holders are allowed a freedom of residence, and travel much beyond the ordinary limits, covering, it is believed, the requirements of 
ordinary business or pleasure, and without additional premium or extra charge. 

Death claims arising under policies issued on this plan, will be payable as sooib as satisfactory proofs a re presented, to and accepted by the Company. 

In the early days of Life Insurance in this country, the dividends of the Mutual Life and other contemporary companies were declared once in five 
years. This offered an incentive to the assured to continue their premium payments for that term of years at least. As Life Insurance has become 
better known and appreciated by the people, the experience of this Company shows an average continuation of premiums greatly in excess of that 
term. In the new plan, the quinquennial period for distribution is again adopted, in the belief that if will produce better financial results to the 
policy-holder than would otherwise be possible. 

Policies of this description may be issued to an amount not exceeding $50,000 upon a single life, inclusive of all other policies and additions 
issued by this Company, upon the same life, and at a^es from eighteen to sixty-five years. Also upon lives of females to the amount of $10,000. 

Premiums may be made payable in monthly installments, when desired, as well as quarterly and semi-annually. 

A Paid up Policy is guaranteed at any lime after the third annual premium is paid, in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. 

Those who desire SAFE insurance with the certainty of securing all the advantages that a successful, conservative, and strong company can offer, 
are invited to apply to 


Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance Company 


F. R. FOSTER, President. STEPHEN BALL, Secretary. 


Pledged as Ample Security for the Honest Administration of the 




Total New Business written in 1884, - - - - $10,641,500 
Losses Paid in 1884, - .... 273.000 

Death Claims Paid under the Safety Fund System, over 843,000 

New Business written in Connecticut in 1884, 


Recommendation of Hon. J. S. CHENEY, with Cheney 
Brothers, Silk Manufacl 

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Opinion of Hon. JAMES GILFILLAN, Ex-Treasurer of 
the United States. 

Safety jFund System Preferred. 

Mil 1 1 EL C WS 

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Dear Sir: In reply to your inquiry as to amount of insurance T carry and in what companies, I will state I hare i 
Equitable Life of New York, and tilteen thousand (#16.000) in Bartford Life ami Annuit\ Insurance Co.. under r 
al*»o state, having tried both the Equitable and Hartford, 1 greatly prefer the latter for several reasons, via. : 1. 1 
the security better than is offered by the high-rate or level premium companies. M\ cost in the " Equitable, m 
for seventeen years, is still in the neighborhood of one hundred dollars per annum, while in the Hartford Life ai 
the neighborhood of two hundred dollars per annum, for $15,000 insurance, although I was fifteen years older when I ma. 
"Safety Fund System' 1 brines insurance within the reach of all, and 1 fully endorse it. and hope it will meet with 

Yours \er> 

AGE, - - 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 

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